So I used the software to trace out my new horizon. I compared it with the old location at Renton, you can really see that I had a crappy northern view since I had a big fir tree blocking that part of the sky.
|Renton Astro-Shack horizon|
|Crest Airpark Astro-Shack horizon|
So, now we move over the the new location at S34 (this is the airport code for Crest Airpark) and I take a plot of the horizon here. As you can see, I have a LOT more sky to play with here!
|Crest Astro-Shack is just on the|
border between bad and better.
Next, we move on to the light pollution improvement. When in Renton, I had sucky light pollution from the city down the hill as well as light from Seattle about 7 miles to the Northwest.
Amazingly, I was able to still get through this crap with a CLS filter on my camera.
ent when looking up at night. I actually see about 103 stars vs. 75 stars at Renton! (yeah, exaggerating - just a little bit). Milky Way hasn't been seen yet here, but I'll keep searching. I do see stars between stars here tough, so that is promising. So far living out here in the sticks surrounded by an occasional redneck isn't too bad.
(click the images for full size as always)