Hello all. After browsing this site for a few days, I finally decided to join. Looks like an awesome site for amateur astronomy and astrophotography.
Anyway, I would really appreciate some suggestions regarding the next door neighbor's security lights. They have four massive security lights which they leave on every night, all night long. I am guessing they are trying to prevent anyone from messing with their boat, but I am not sure as I have never meet them. Here's a couple photos I took to illustrate how bad the situation is.
Neighbor's back yard:
Back of my house (taken from fence area in photo above):
As you can see, there's no way to get my eyes dark adapted in my own back yard. I have though about constructing some sort of blind or observatory to block the direct light from my eyes and telescope but even with that I really couldn't view the sky above in that direction.
So, I am really interested to know your thoughts on how you would approach a neighbor, one you do not know or have ever talked to, who seems to love their security lights. Hopefully this is the proper forum for this post.