Waid Observatory

View looking east.
Observation Site View Looking East

This picture was taken at 1:00 AM.  It is looking east from my backyard observing site.  The only illumination is the light pollution present at my suburban location.  It was taken with a hand held digital camera and is not a time exposure.  The pollution consists primarily of low pressure sodium illumination but there is a componant of mercury vapor illumination as well.  This can be seen on the right portion of the image above.  That glow is coming from a parking lot.  In spite of the very bad light pollution, I am able to perform usable telescopic observations and imaging.

Copyright Donald P. Waid