first of all, my compliments for the very informative forum:
it has been of great help for many issues up to date!
I am packing for a stargazing trip to Morocco in the
following weeks and would have some specific questions
I have not found answers for.
Having lived in a light-polluted location all my life,
my trip to Morocco is devoted exclusively to
experiencing dark, unpolluted night skies.
On satellite night images I have identified 2 dark
destinations (hereafter referred to as "A" and "B") that
I would like to visit with a hired 2WD air-conditioned car:
(A) IMILCHIL and surroundings:
high-altitude, clean-air primary destination
(B) MHAMID and surroundings:
low-land, warmer alternative
My primary target is "total darkness" stargazing,
without any light-pollution domes or street-lights in
sight (or as little as possible) and would be grateful
for your feedback on the following points:
(1) Is it safe to stargaze in the wild near A/B? If yes,
are there any specific places you would recommend?
(2) Alternatively, are there any Hotels, Apartments or
similar near A/B for safe observing from the roof?
(SaharaSky Hotel looks too close to the light-polluted
(3) Is it the road Casablanca-A-B appropriate for 2WD/
asphalted all the way? Is driving this relation safe at night?
(4) Choosing between A and B, where do I have
a better probability of clear skies by night?
(5) Which Mobile Operator has better coverage in
A/B? Is Mobile Internet available (at least 2G)?
Thank you in advance for any help.