Chino Valley, AZ. Note the pristine clear sky. This is in
a "green" light pollution area. The county has a dark sky law
and the neighbors usually keep their external lights off. The
lights are usually located under the roof overhang, so the light is
prevented from going up.
looks a bit crowded but the houses are on one
acre lots. About 1/4 mile to the west it jumps to 2 acres and
then 5. I expect the western sky to stay pretty dark for
Focal Pointe II
Focal Pointe II, in
the background, went online in the summer of 2012. This is a 6-foot
Home Dome on two-foot high walls. Not having a door for easy
entry makes the observatory a large Robo-Dome.