Night Sky Brightness and Light Pollution in Comunidad de Madrid


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Zamorano Calvo, Jaime and Sánchez de Miguel, Alejandro and Gómez Castaño, José and Ocaña González, Francisco and Gallego Maestro, Jesús and Pila Díez, Berenice and Nievas Rosillo, Mireia and Tapia Ayuga, Carlos and Fernández Domínguez, Alberto and Pascual Ramírez, Sergio (2013) Night Sky Brightness and Light Pollution in Comunidad de Madrid. In Light Pollution: Theory, Modelling, and Measurements, 15-18 april 2013, Smolenice, Slovak Republic. (Unpublished)

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Preliminary results of a study of the night sky background brightness around the city of Madrid using Sky Quality Meter (SQM) photometers are presented. Data-retrieval methodology includes an automatic procedure to measure from a moving vehicle which allows to speed up the data gathering. The night sky brightness, an astronomical quality parameter that accounts for luminous flux from the sky, is closely related with the light pollution.
The map with the spatial distribution of the night sky brightness around Madrid has been compared to the light pollution as measured with calibrated satellite imagery and nocturnal images taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Night Sky Brightness, Light Pollution
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
Sciences > Physics > Atmospheric physics
ID Code:24201
Deposited On:15 Jan 2014 09:17
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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