What kind of place is usually the best place for astronomy?

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Question by Younger P: What kind of place is usually the best place for astronomy?
So i purchased a decent binocular and want to start astronomy, but whereever i go there is some sort of a light supply like a lamppost. What place is usually the darkest?

Best answer:

Answer by AstroGeek
as far away from the lights as you can get.

If you have a school nearby you can go out into the middle of the athletic field and that will help (provided the lights are not on).

The top of a building will get you above a lot of the road-level glow.

By the way, which kind of binocs did you wind up getting?

Visit my ‘resources’ page below for some links to free downloadable star atlases and planispheres. I’ve also got a list of binocular objects and the Astronomy League’s page for the binocular Messier problem.

Know better? Depart your own answer in the comments!

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