Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 273, Issue 1–4, pp 289–294 | Cite as

Light Pollution and its Energy Loss

  • S.I. Isobe
  • S. Hamamura


Data obtained by US DMSP satellites were analyzed to obtain light energyin order to monitor light pollution at different countries. Light detectedby the satellites is one ejected to space and is not mostly used toilluminate objects to be seen. This light is energy loss and produce lightpollution for astronomical observation. We should reduce such energy lossand light pollution.


Energy Loss Astronomical Observation Light Pollution DMSP Satellite 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • S.I. Isobe
    • 1
  • S. Hamamura
    • 1
  1. 1.National Astronomical Observatory, MitakaTokyoJapan

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