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I recently spent a couple weeks on the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon my arrival I noticed that all of the street lights, and most outside lights in general emitted a yellowish light. After a bit of research I learned that these were low pressure sodium fixtures. Hawaii county has a strict lighting code, and it all revolves around astonomy. Ive linked a couple of articles that shed some light on the subject. Kinda interesting

http://bigislandnow.com/2012/08/28/shift-to-high-tech-streetlights-saves-dark-skies-money/

http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/ObsInfo/IslandLights/ordinance.html
 

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From my house on the Big Island at Waimea I was able to see more stars than at any other time except for out to sea . Big place up there.
 

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Cant see the stars in Seattle. Too much light pollution. Well that and other pollution as well. :rolleyes:
 

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I recently spent a couple weeks on the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon my arrival I noticed that all of the street lights, and most outside lights in general emitted a yellowish light. After a bit of research I learned that these were low pressure sodium fixtures. Hawaii county has a strict lighting code, and it all revolves around astonomy. Ive linked a couple of articles that shed some light on the subject. Kinda interesting

http://bigislandnow.com/2012/08/28/shift-to-high-tech-streetlights-saves-dark-skies-money/

http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/ObsInfo/IslandLights/ordinance.html




(linked a couple of articles that shed some light on the subject.) :laughing::laughing:


I like the choice of words , intentional or not ! :thumbsup:
 

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I'd like to set Peter D up to see stars .
 
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