Hobby astronomy in a city

Dec 3, 2021
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So, I have been a space enthusiast for years now, and I have recently been looking at getting a telescope to get into astronomy, but the only problem is that I live right outside of a decent sized city (215,000 people), and I am wondering if the light pollution from the city will ruin any shots I attempt to take. Any information/advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
Nov 19, 2021
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There is a lot of observation can be done from the city, ambient light will have little affect on views of the Moon and planets. With proper filtering out of mercury and sodium lighting even views of diffuse nebula can be obtained. In 1985 I saw Halley's comet with naked eye from Times Square in NYC.
 
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