Contrail spotting August 2010

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Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby Skystef » 02 Aug 2010, 18:25

Tx for all the contributions last month.
A new one has arrived, so again opportunities to share your (pictorial) sightings.

Here one to start: British Airways B777-200 G-YMMT at 28000 ft enroute London (LHR) - Delhi as BAW257 on UL607. Besides irisation of the aerodynamic contrail behind the plane, there is in front also a faint hart formed line which is a sound wave (or pressure wave)

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby leedseagle » 10 Aug 2010, 17:55

Hi there

Finally a break in the clouds yesterday evening and the upper winds were very kind Europe/LHR - Transatlantic flights routiing north on UL613

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AF348, F-GSPI, Boeing 777-228ER (B772), 35975 feet, Paris, Charles De Gaulle (CDG)- Montreal, Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL)

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AAL107, N780AN, Boeing 777-223 (B772), 36000 feet, London, Heathrow (LHR)- New York, John F Kennedy (JFK)

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AFR008, F-GSQE, Boeing 777-328ER (B773), 31975 feet, Paris, Charles De Gaulle (CDG)-New York, John F Kennedy (JFK)

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AFR322, F-GITI, Boeing 747-428 (B744), 34025 feet, Paris, Charles De Gaulle (CDG)-Boston, Logan (BOS)

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TSC913, C-GTSH, Airbus A310-308 (A310), Altitude: 32000 feet, Leonardo da Vinci Int'l (Fiumicino Int'l) (LIRF / FCO)-Toronto Pearson Int'l (CYYZ)

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TSC709, C-GITS, Airbus A330-243 (A332), 35975 feet, CDG-Vancouver

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby tangolima » 12 Aug 2010, 17:14

Hello,

Seen above Ghent from 16.15 untill 16.40:

Turkish Airlines A321 TC-JRG IST-LHR at UL608
ThomsonFly B737 G-CPEV BJV-BHX at FL 380 to TEBRA at UL608
Ryanair B737-8AS EI-DCO TRS-STN at UL608
Lufthansa A320 D-AIPP MUC-LHR at UL608
Easy Jet A319 G-EZDK LGW-DUS at UL607
Transavia B737 PH-HZG AMS-FUE

Greetings,

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby Steffen1030 » 13 Aug 2010, 08:24

Hi all....

Here you see my first try with the telescope. The pics are verry blurry and not sharp.... but for the first try on a sunny and warm day okay i think:
Lufthansa A320 to Frankfurt
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Lufthansa B737 from Frankfurt
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unknown B737 heading northeast
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AirChinaCargo B744 to Frankfurt... distance 30-40km
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I wish you beautiful clear weather and many contrails...

Steffen

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby contrailwatcherUK » 14 Aug 2010, 10:31

Steffen1030 wrote:unknown B737 heading northeast
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Looks like Transaero Airlines: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Transaer ... 1754133/L/

Your photos are quite good but a bit blurry, the Air China 747 is actually really clear considering the time of year and how far away it is. What equipment are you using and where do you live?

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby Andrzej_ES.com » 14 Aug 2010, 20:53

HI,

One shot from me...
9 August - 15:23 - QFA32 - LHR-SIN-SYD, FL350 :)
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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby DC10MD11 » 15 Aug 2010, 14:55

Hi to you all
Here in the southeast of england it has been very hazy :evil: :evil: :evil: and their has been very little blue sky.
Due to the haze the photos below are not great :evil: :evil: .
This will will be the last of my photos for 4/5 weeks as i am off to find some sun :D :D .


AIR FRANCE BOEING 777--- F-GSPK----AFR348--- CDG///MONTREAL----34,000ft---GOING WEST ON AIRWAY UL15--14/8/10.
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RYANAIR BOEING 737 GOING EAST ON AIRWAY UL9 06/08/10
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AIR MAURITIUS AIRBUS A340 ROUTING TO LHR 14,000ft 06/08/10
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DELTA AIRLINES BOEING 767 GOING EAST ON UL607 1/8/10
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ATLASAIR BOEING 747-200 N517MC 35,000ft 14/08/10
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Thats all for now,

All the best to you all
:D :D DC10MD11 :D :D

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby contrailwatcherUK » 15 Aug 2010, 20:49

DC10MD11 wrote:This will will be the last of my photos for 4/5 weeks as i am off to find some sun :D :D .


I take it you're going abroad then! If you're flying then maybe you could give us a flight number and someone might get a photo?! :P

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby barpit » 16 Aug 2010, 07:02

Hi!
My name is Peter, i'am from southern Poland and it's my first photos here ;)

14.08.2010
EK60 HAM - DXB, B773 A6-EBO, SUI - DIBED FL350 G1715
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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby Steffen1030 » 16 Aug 2010, 07:23

contrailwatcherUK wrote:What equipment are you using and where do you live?


Hi...
Location is germany... 100km south of Berlin and the scope is a Skywatcher 8"
My camera is a Canon EOS550D

But i have a problem. I can not use the scope without Barlow. I have 2 focal adapters, one large for the Barlow and a small with 3mm lenght for without Barlow.
Without Barlow i can not focus a plane or the moon... only near objects on 500m. Shorter adapter is not available on the market.
Any ideas for me?
Here a picture of yesterday evening. Slowly, become the picture better....
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Steffen
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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby sn26567 » 16 Aug 2010, 08:17

barpit wrote:Hi!
My name is Peter, i'am from southern Poland

Witamy Piotrku!
André
ex Sabena #26567

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby leedseagle » 16 Aug 2010, 10:17

Hi there

a few from yesterday evening shots taken in RAW pleased with results compared with shots from the other day which were taken as Large JPEGS

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EZY6438, G-EZFG, Airbus A319-111 (A319), 21100 feet, Paris, Charles De Gaulle (CDG)-Newcastle (NCL) Decending North on UY250

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EZY6956, G-EZBB, Airbus A319-111 (A319), 37975 feet, Paris CDG- Edinbrugh heading north on UL613

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SAS MD82, LN-ROT heading west,(This was on Radar taking same route at the same time) *****SAS542 Airbus A319-132 (A319), Manchester (MAN)-Copenhagen, Kastrup (CPH)*****????

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BA1336, G-EUXE, Airbus A321-231, Altitude: 21100 feet, LHR-NCL, Decending North on UY250



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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby Steffen1030 » 20 Aug 2010, 20:42

Hello...

here some pics from the last 2 days

-FL300 und FL370 via SBS1
-Teleskop+Barlow

Cathay B744
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LH A388 D-AIMB
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Air France B772
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AirChina A330
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Air China Cargo B74F
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Turkish B738
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Air France A319
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LH A340-600
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Korean B773
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Korean B744
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Iberia A320
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to be continued

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby EBAW » 20 Aug 2010, 21:13

Hi Steffen1030,

I think its an airbus from Turkish.
You dont see the landing gear.

Btw nice pics!

Greetings!

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby contrailwatcherUK » 21 Aug 2010, 16:34

Steffen1030 wrote:But i have a problem. I can not use the scope without Barlow. I have 2 focal adapters, one large for the Barlow and a small with 3mm lenght for without Barlow.
Without Barlow i can not focus a plane or the moon... only near objects on 500m. Shorter adapter is not available on the market.
Any ideas for me?

You could try moving the primary mirror up a bit so that it gets closer to the secondary. Then you might be able to focus

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby leedseagle » 21 Aug 2010, 20:03

hi there

welcome steffen1030 some great pictures there

Just one from me from thursday morning

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BE141 Dash-8 Southampton-Newcastle Heading North on UY250

All the best

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Re: Contrail spotting August 2010

Postby Steffen1030 » 29 Aug 2010, 21:06

Hi all....

here are 3 pics bevore this month is over....

Easy Jet A319 on FL240 for Berlin (SXF)
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Air France Boeing 777-300 at FL330 to Shanghai
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and a Korean Boeing 777 to Frankfurt at FL340
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all the best...

Steffen


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