Measuring Night‐Sky Brightness with a Wide‐Field CCD Camera

@article{Duriscoe2007MeasuringNB,
  title={Measuring Night‐Sky Brightness with a Wide‐Field CCD Camera},
  author={Dan M. Duriscoe and Christian B. Luginbuhl and Chadwick A. Moore},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2007},
  volume={119},
  pages={192 - 213}
}
We describe a system for rapidly measuring the brightness of the night sky using a mosaic of CCD images obtained with a low‐cost automated system. The portable system produces millions of independent photometric measurements covering the entire sky, enabling the detailed characterization of natural sky conditions and light domes produced by cities. The measurements are calibrated using images of standard stars contained within the raw data, producing results closely tracking the Johnson V… 

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