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"Universal Studios is about to open a brand new Harry Potter ride in one week," reports amateur astronomer Brent from Orlando, Florida. "The new spotlight they have for it is ... Riddikulus!!" He took this picture of the night sky on June 12th with the spotlight in action:
The beam splits and dances over the entire sky," he laments. "I'm going to have to take up a new hobby."
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by MR BOB
err sadly - no - its backscatter from clouds and water vapor / dust in the atmosphere affects the entire area
by turning your back on it - you eliminate a massive amount of the light polution - but for a ameteaur astroomer - the light reflected will still make high magnitude stars undetectable
an anology for non astronmomers - then the sun is shining at the front of your house - shut all the internal doors and stand in the rooms at the rear with the lights out - you can still see by the light that comes in through the back windows - yes ?
that is why turning around is not a solution