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Conecuh National Forest

The Conecuh National Forest is the southern-most national forest in Alabama, encompassing 84,000 acres between Andalusia, Alabama, and the Florida line. An Auburn Astronomical Society member wrote: “The skies at the Conecuh National Forest are very dark- excluding the horizons which have some light pollution hugging them, it’s nearly impossible to tell you’re not in…read more »

The Conecuh National Forest is the southern-most national forest in Alabama, encompassing 84,000 acres between Andalusia, Alabama, and the Florida line. An Auburn Astronomical Society member wrote: “The skies at the Conecuh National Forest are very dark- excluding the horizons which have some light pollution hugging them, it’s nearly impossible to tell you’re not in West Texas. The faint and elusive Gegenshein is visible every night, and on a good night, the incredibly faint zodiacal band (not to be confused with the immensely brighter zodiacal light) is visible too. M33 is about to easy to see naked eye as M31 from a magnitude 4.5 or 5 site. The Milky Way is incredible.” Via http://www.auburnastro.org/trips/cnf/conecuh.htm

Deborah Byrd

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