How to measure light pollution where you live by counting stars

LIGHT pollution makes stargazing in towns and cities more difficult, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see anything. By measuring the light, you will be able to work out what you can see in the best-available conditions and plan your stargazing trips accordingly.

For this I’m going to use the constellation Pegasus, which is visible in the southern hemisphere between August and December and in the northern hemisphere from July to January.

Read more on New Scientist

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