Cuneo, on the border with France
||44°41'25" N 6°58'34 E google maps|
|Heigth||Top: 2750 m,
parking in France: 2670 m
|Brightness at zenith [mag/arcsec^2]||-
|Max number of amateurs||50
This is the bestt
observing location I've ever tried in Northern Italy. Even if this is
quite far from my home, it is worth all the kilometers I need. It's on
the border between Italy and France, and there are several places where
to put the telescopes. The pass is not recommended because of the wind
that can be quite strong.
The sky is perfectly dark in all the directions, expecially toward South. The horizon, from Italy is perfect toward South and in the other directions the mountains are about 10-15° height.
Panorama of the mountains on the French part of the pass.
7-8-9 october 2008: Giosuè with the telescopes ready for a night of work. On the background the Pan di Zucchero (Sugarloaf) mountain.
Looking toward South, the lowest point is the pass.