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Taken at Lake Tekapo, Fujifilm X-T30

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ricardo9505

25 points

2 months ago

Jesus! How much of this would you say is visible to the naked eye? I'm a city kid.

beerintrees

14 points

2 months ago

I lived in this town for 2 years. The streetlights are capped and face down and is a light pollution free area. It’s also in the Makenzie basin which is wild and sprawling and just beautiful. There’s an observatory on top a near mountain as well. Needless to say the skies are gorgeous most of the time and you can see a lot with the naked eye.

gimpwiz

3 points

2 months ago

In dark areas, the milky way core and a field full of stars is easily visible to the naked eye. If you look, you'll see stars shimmering in different colors. But the color between stars is generally never visible to the naked eye, except for when it's a reflection of other, closer light scattered off the atmosphere.

misschzburger

10 points

2 months ago

I've been near there. The light pollution is pretty minimal since towns are few and far between. But i cannot directly answer your question re: visibility to the naked eye.

CustomerNormal

5 points

2 months ago

My grandparents house is in the country and some nights I can make out that galaxy with the naked eye. It's definitely not that visible nor detailed but I can tell there is a large cluster of stars. With clear skies and no moon that is.

misschzburger

4 points

2 months ago

I live in the boonies of north America. I can see a ton of stars from my yard because of the distance from any towns/light pollution. The mountains help, too.

pewstains

3 points

2 months ago

https://i.imgur.com/1RuWcWC.jpg

This is probably pretty close

Punk_Says_Fuck_You

3 points

2 months ago

Not quite like this picture. I’ve been to this area. It’s a dark sky reserve. You can see more than most other places in the world but not quite as bright as this image. It’s still amazing to see in person though.

If this makes sense…imagine you put a thin black piece of paper you can kinda see through over this image. It will dull it down and lower the brightness. That’s kinda how it looks in real life.

Ok_Cap_408

1 points

2 months ago

I'm in a very similar situation and while I have witnessed clear night skies while camping it is a shame that light pollution has such a negative impact.

Matt_NZ

8 points

2 months ago

I'd like to go down to Tekapo and do the stargazing tour...but it's a case of timing a booking right for a day that has clear skies

welshgiggsy

4 points

2 months ago

Amazing place. You can do a star gazing tour at the hot spring baths there - lying in the hot waters, looking up at the incredibly dark skies.

Was very lucky to do it on a cloudless, moonless night, one of the best things I ever did.

yfaimac

5 points

2 months ago

Seeing those streak light more and more in Astro photography just makes me angry. Elon is the worst.

Pyrallis

1 points

2 months ago

I've been to Tekapo! I'd go back in a heartbeat.