Where can I find good places to watch stars near me? I live in Leicestershire, England and am looking for good places to watch the sky nearby.

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    – called2voyage
    Jan 14, 2014 at 16:01
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    Feb 2, 2014 at 5:51

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It would have been better to ask about "which conditions must have a good starsighting place".

It must be:

  • Dark
  • Far from cities
  • Not under main flight paths (this depends on which altitude is the object you want to observe)
  • High altitude (or any special place with low cloud formation and low turbulence)
  • Far from big water bodies that can cause local humidity

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