Monitoring Night-Sky Brightness with a Lightmeter Network

Monitoring Night-Sky Brightness with a Lightmeter Network ( pdf)
G¨unther Wuchterl, A. M¨uller and M. Reithofer (Th¨uringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany)
We report the first results of continuous measurements of horizontal illumination by the night sky with newly developed lightmeters (see http://lightmeter.astronomy2009), i.e. the instrument formerly known as the Luxmeter. The network is presently spread around Germany and Austria with a few nodes in the Atacama desert. We compare various strategies to quantify the results and to compare with other methods to measure light-pollution.

 

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