Three AAAP members were preset at the Greene County Observing Site Saturday night. It turned out to be a pretty decent night.
The area around the Greene County Observing Site has seen a lot of new industry construction; most of it related to the Marcellus Shale boom. Take a look at the Google Map view of all the new light sources that weren’t there 3 years ago. About 70% are from the last year alone. #1 is one of the brightest lights seen in the above Southern Milky Way shot.