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Measuring Transparency

Started by soddy, 03/21/2010 07:11PM
Posted 03/21/2010 07:11PM Opening Post
My understanding is that transparency is measured by determining the limiting magnitude (magnitude of faintest star visible to the naked eye). But doesn't light pollution influence this, as well? How, then, do I accurately measure transparency in the presence of light pollution?

Walt
Posted 03/23/2010 05:51PM #1
Walt Soderman said:

My understanding is that transparency is measured by determining the limiting magnitude (magnitude of faintest star visible to the naked eye). But doesn't light pollution influence this, as well? How, then, do I accurately measure transparency in the presence of light pollution?

Walt