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PostSubject: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:56 am

going to your nearest street lamp and disabling it just to get your back garden a bit darker? Surprised

I have one right next to my fence. Razz It's not nice..
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PostSubject: Re: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:09 am

:-( not good, we got a huge tall lamp with 6 big spotlights, luckily we got a bit of roof just in the way but it still blocks alot of space out, so me and my gf walk about a mile or so to the country just to look at the night sky :-)

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PostSubject: Re: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:13 am

andy 'astrojunkie' wrote:
:-( not good, we got a huge tall lamp with 6 big spotlights, luckily we got a bit of roof just in the way but it still blocks alot of space out, so me and my gf walk about a mile or so to the country just to look at the night sky :-)

Ugh i hate that spotlight, luckily it's behind nextdoors roof though.
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PostSubject: Re: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:23 am

Green lasers to turn them off temporarily, various firearms to do a more permanent job, writing to the council, etc. etc.

Myself, I'm more a fan of the "accidental sideswipe with a JCB" ploy! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:01 am

Might be a touch on the illegal side?
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PostSubject: Re: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:04 am

im with scopeman!!! but where to find a JCB lol

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PostSubject: Re: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:05 am

I live at a very dark site indeed but there was one low level light from the village which could get to just one of the observing sites. One day a neighbour's car came off its handbrake and carreened downhill, deep intop a field. It took the lamp with it. Awe, shame!
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PostSubject: Re: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:07 am

lol sure that wasnt planned lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:10 am

I have three within view, one street light which is particularly troublesome.
The really bad one I want to take a brick to it but I found that if sit down to observe the street lights are hidden by the fencing. Alternatively I could just put up a temporary blind to block the light. Thankfully it is due south so does not affect my view too much.

Just need to remember not to look at it when I stand up Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: anyone else considered   Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:15 am

I've got one 10 meters from my garden but I think its run on plutonium or something,its like a bloomin sun on a stick it completely ruins any observing done in that direction and if I have my back to it the glare shines onto the EP glass its so annoying,I have a friend with a key to open them but I hear they are HV so haven't sabotaged it yet..... Did I say sabotage I meant er.....ummm. Ok ok I meant sabotage. Laughing
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