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Town:   North Yarmouth

Observing site:    Meeting House Park - behind Historical Society

Address:   Route 9

Zip Code:  04097

Contact person(s):  Town of North Yarmouth


Restrictions:  None

Directions:  Route 9 (Memorial Highway) east from intersection with Route 115. Pass golf course on right, overpass for railroad, second building on left is Historical Society. Turn left just before building. Town owns 62+ acres. Gravel road into land. First part may be wet in spring.   Click here to create a map using Mapquest.

Current weather:   Click for North Yarmouth, Maine Forecast

How are the sky conditions?  Milky Way visible to the naked eye. Portland, 12 miles to the SSW, creates some glow.  Messier Marathon completed here in 2002 with 8" SCT.

Typical naked-eye magnitude limit on a clear, moonless night:
     At the zenith: 5
     East: 5
     West: 5
     North: 5
     South: 5

Best horizon (direction and approximate altitude cut-off):  North, East, and South, all about 15 degrees.

Worst horizon (direction and approximate altitude cut-off):    Southwest due to the glow from Portland.

Comments by submitter: "Passing car lights will bother you if you stay near the road but it is not very busy. Sodium light on end of barn 1/2 mile away is bothersome. I am working with owner to change."

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