Trials and tribulations in the gentle art of star-gazing..

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Trials and tribulations in the gentle art of star-gazing..

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There are other forms of pollution that obscure or distract from star-gazing,including jet trails and even loud music being played through open windows or on the outside. A nearby barking dog is worse than loud music. Oh well,that's the way it goes!
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hi,brian,i agree the amount of aircraft trails around,my
area is ridiculous.especially on clear,bright days.
we can but 'hope'.
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There's an international air corridor over my area. The other day,it's no exaggeration to say,there were more jet-trails than blue sky,despite the fact that it was a"clear",sunny,day.
The whole sky was a chequer-board,with recent trails superimposed on older ones. This glut in air-travel - much of it unnecessary,as it's often for no other purpose than to get drunk in foreign tavernas - seems to be approaching crisis point.
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hi,brian,me again.i live within 20 miles of 2 airfields.
also directly under the main transatlantic air way.
my other hobby being 'ham' radio,i monitor the airwaves a lot.
thr trails,are really bad,on nice days.last summer whilst waiting
to observe the perseids,the trails late at night,early morning
spoilt it a bit for me.
lets just hope,for decent weather,without all them******* trails.
cheers,andy.
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To bring a few threads “togetherâ€

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hi,ian i saw that on 'sky' t.v.
interesting programme when you think how many aircraft are in
the sky,at any given moment!.this could be a serious issue,don,t you think.cheers,andy.
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