Fwd Re: (IAAC) LM Star Count vs Milky Way Perception

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From: GeoZay@aol.com
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 19:16:21 EDT
To: meteorobs@latrade.com
Subject: Re: (meteorobs) Fwd Re: (IAAC) LM Star Count vs Milky Way Perception
In a message dated 8/27/98 3:27:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
Sue French writes:
>Chances are that when you see a 5.2 sky and the Milky Way, the
>more experienced observers would call it a 6.0 magnitude sky.
This is the problem... I am an experienced observer that makes LM 
determinations the same way as the one's who see the milky way at 6.0 while I 
see it at 5.2. When they see the sky with an LM of 5.2 from the star count 
method, they don't perceive the milky way then. What would be the reason for 
this? In most of the star count areas, I know where the stars are that I can't 
see. I can't even see them with averted vision.
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