Darker places in Singapore?

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Darker places in Singapore?

Post by DCWZ » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:30 am

As we all know, the rising of Sagittarius in the morning signifies Milky Way season is almost here! I would just like to know what places you guys recommend in Singapore that are comparatively darker for some Milky Way imaging and telescope observing? Preferably in the East, but feel free to suggest really good places in the West too! Thanks!

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Re: Darker places in Singapore?

Post by Airconvent » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:36 pm

After the intensive build up by HDB for the past few years, many of the open fields have disappeared, especially in Sengkang.. ECP would be a good place to start. There are a few relatively dark places surrounded by trees to block the light. Check out the East Coast event organised by Remus for details on the places..
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Re: Darker places in Singapore?

Post by antares2063 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:55 am

Just FYI, ECP is not dark enough. 2 to 3 rows of ships parked in the sea have their lights on at night. Normal observing of stars and planets and the easier DSOs are ok but the Milky way band is impossible, dont waste time. Easier to just go for a mersing trip =)

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Re: Darker places in Singapore?

Post by DCWZ » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:36 pm

antares2063 wrote:Just FYI, ECP is not dark enough. 2 to 3 rows of ships parked in the sea have their lights on at night. Normal observing of stars and planets and the easier DSOs are ok but the Milky way band is impossible, dont waste time. Easier to just go for a mersing trip =)

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I understand that Singapore is too bright to visually observe the Milky Way, therefore I would only like to do imaging and perhaps observe some DSOs through telescope. Just for these expectations, is it possible to recommend some better places?

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Re: Darker places in Singapore?

Post by antares2063 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:00 pm

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Re: Darker places in Singapore?

Post by DCWZ » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:48 pm

Anyone been overnight to Pulau Ubin before? How is the sky there? I assume it would bbe much better than mainland SG...

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Re: Darker places in Singapore?

Post by Sivakis » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:42 pm

Instead of Pulau Ubin, ever thought of St Johns or Pulau Hantu?

Not sure if they still allow overnight

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