What are the top stargazing tips for boondockers? Boondocking means different things to different campers but essentially boils down to camping in a manner that is not connected to power or water grids. For stargazing, boondocking is often the best way to go, because it takes you away from congested municipalities so you can enjoy the night sky. To help you get the best view possible, these tips will take stargazing boondockers to the next level without breaking the bank.
Higher is Better
Most astronomers agree that high elevations are the best places for stargazing. The higher your elevation, the more of the overhead sky is visible, just as you can see for miles across the treetops when crossing high hills. There is a caveat to this, however. If you are not able to get at least 20 miles away from major metropolitan areas, your view of the stars can actually be enhanced by remaining below the ridgeline because those hills around you actually provide a shield to block the city lights on the other side.