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Night Sky Brightness from Visual Observations

II. A Visual Photometer

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Arther R. Upgren

Van Vleck Observatory, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0123

 

Received: November 18, 1991

 

Abstract

 

The bright night sky above the Van Vleck Observatory, located on the Wesleyan University campus, has prompted a program to monitor the skyglow visually and photoelectrically for a decade.  Portable visual photometers were developed which can measure sky brightness in the field; they show that the skyglow is very local.

 

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