AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Night Sky Brightness from Visual Observations II. A Visual Photometer

Volume 20 number 2 (1991)

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Arthur R. Upgren
Van Vleck Observatory, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0123


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.