I'm planning a trip. A stargazing trip. I've always just wanted to spend a full night simply stargazing, without so much as binoculars, just staring up. But I live in New York, and apparently the Naked Eye Limiting Magnitude here is "+2.0", meaning I can see roughly 25 stars on a perfectly clear night. So as you can see, I need to travel for this. I've only ever been to two places in my life, New York, and the boardwalks of New Jersey. Absolutely nowhere else. So I'm also planning this trip so I can simply go somewhere new.<br /><br />Thing is, I don't know how to find out the "Naked Eye Magnitudes" of certain locations, the only tools I found require GPS coordinates, whhich I don't have. So I've been looking for a place relatively far (As far away as a three day weekend will let me travel... and a town with a small population. I figure, small city = little light pollution.<br /><br />Long story short, I've chosen Brattleboro, Vermont. I've seen some pictures of it online, and it looks like a beautiful place. Even if it turns out to be cloudy the whole time I'm there, I'd still like to go see it. But how could I find out what it's Limiting Magnitude is? Could someone tell me what I might expect to see out in Vermont?<br /><br />A population of 8,000,000 Vs 12,000 sounds promising.<br /><br />I'm using a saved holidy to make a three day weekend for this, and I've chosen to have it land on the peak of the Persied Meteor shower in august. So I need to start finalizing things, like a hotel, greyhound tickets, ect. So If I suddenly decide to try Maine instead, I have to make that choice now. So any help is greately appreciated. So, what can one see in Vermonts skies?