How to find a Dark Site near You for Astrophotography

   One of the most tiring aspects for us, or any amateur astronomer or astrophotographer is light pollution.

We have gone over it briefly during Episode 1 of Galactic Hunter and it deserves its own article to explain why it must be taken into consideration. Living in a city means there will be immense light pollution and that is true for Las Vegas as it is with other major cities.

Light pollution can be imagined as a bright blurry dome over the city that prevents starlight from shining through, however, the farther we distance ourselves, the more it loses its effect.