Contrail spotting January 2016

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Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by sn26567 » 01 Jan 2016, 17:56

A new year has started. Watch this space for the best contrail pictures from your spotter colleagues!
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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by contrailwatcherUK » 05 Jan 2016, 20:23

Hi!

05/01/16

One photo from today. It was a pity this was the only movement because contrails were forming at much lower altitudes today - around FL250-320 :). Hopefully the same tomorrow.

13:00; VIR93R LGW-CUN FL260+ G-VROS
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Cheers,
James.

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by sn26567 » 05 Jan 2016, 23:30

contrailwatcherUK wrote:13:00; VIR93R LGW-CUN FL260+ G-VROS
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Is it my computer? The picture doesn't show... :?
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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by Ian K » 06 Jan 2016, 13:30

Photo is showing here.

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by galaxy » 06 Jan 2016, 15:16

Ian K wrote:Photo is showing here.
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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by Ian K » 06 Jan 2016, 16:45

I was replying to Andre's post

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by leedseagle » 06 Jan 2016, 17:38

Hi there
Shocking weather at the moment up north so gave me some time to mod my new 8" dob, a couple of niggly things that were different to my 12".
1) the dobson az is not free like on the 12, Skywatcher opting for three small teflon blocks stapled to the mount instead of the two metal and one teflon base plate bearings causing very bad "stiction"! Quite frustrating. So had play about today i tried felt guard patches to help glide and replaced small centre circular teflon piece with 4cds to act as the base plates. Result: spins better but still rocks quite badly.
So i've ordered a 12" Lazy Susan bearing and some castors for the bottom.

2) the 8" only has straight finderscope so planes upside down.
So i took 1 large lense from my old 15x70 bins, got a length of plumbing tubing attached one end to the bin lense then locked bin lens into finderscope dovetail, then attached other end of pipe to and spare 1 1/4 inch star diagonial and 20mm eyepiece, got my focus length and secured it with trusty insulation tape.

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by astrakeri » 06 Jan 2016, 19:22

contrailwatcherUK wrote:Hi!

05/01/16

One photo from today. It was a pity this was the only movement because contrails were forming at much lower altitudes today - around FL250-320 :). Hopefully the same tomorrow.

13:00; VIR93R LGW-CUN FL260+ G-VROS
Image

Cheers,
James.
..cannot see your pic James.. :-(

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by Apuneger » 06 Jan 2016, 21:05

contrailwatcherUK wrote:Hi!

05/01/16

One photo from today. It was a pity this was the only movement because contrails were forming at much lower altitudes today - around FL250-320 :). Hopefully the same tomorrow.

13:00; VIR93R LGW-CUN FL260+ G-VROS
Image

Cheers,
James.
Unfortunately, no pic here either :(

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by vader » 07 Jan 2016, 18:09

James forgot change the url link, his photo below :)

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by leedseagle » 07 Jan 2016, 19:54

vader wrote:James forgot change the url link, his photo below :)

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by contrailwatcherUK » 07 Jan 2016, 20:17

Yeah sorry about that guys! Thx Vader :D

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by Apuneger » 07 Jan 2016, 22:30

contrailwatcherUK wrote:Yeah sorry about that guys! Thx Vader :D
No problem at all. Stunning shot by the way! :shock:

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by vader » 15 Jan 2016, 18:02

14.01

Malmo Aviation, BRX8605, BUD-BMA, SE-DSU, RJ1H, FL310, LOLKA-VAPOS, G13:33
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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by a330a340 » 15 Jan 2016, 18:17

Hi
My first post of the year...Taken today is the :D NEW Airbus A340 :D of SURINAM AIRWAYS PZ-TCR HEADING WEST as PY993/SLM993,,,,,Amsterdam--Paramaribo..........fl=33.000ft.


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:D A330A340 :D

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by Ian K » 17 Jan 2016, 12:44

A few from Friday.
THY B77W
ImageTHY B77W by Ian Kirby, on Flickr

KLM A330 PH-AOM
ImagePH-AOM by Ian Kirby, on Flickr

UAL47 B789 N27959 FL360
ImageN27959 by Ian Kirby, on Flickr

DAL75 A333 N823NW FL340
ImageN833NW by Ian Kirby, on Flickr

DAL75 A333 N823NW FL340
ImageN833NWa by Ian Kirby, on Flickr

AAL701 A332 N292AY FL380
ImageN292AY by Ian Kirby, on Flickr

M-GCAP P180
ImageM-GCAP by Ian Kirby, on Flickr

DLH470 B744 D-ABVX FL340
ImageD-ABVX by Ian Kirby, on Flickr

KAC117 B772 9K-AOB FL360
Image9K-AOB by Ian Kirby, on Flickr

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by a330a340 » 17 Jan 2016, 16:11

Hi again.
A few pictures taken 15/16th january---------Sky was blue and it was cold but still had heat in the sky.
Had high cloud move in on the saturday and missed taking the WAMOS AIR BOEING 747 EC-KXN WHICH WAS DOING A CHARTER FOR CONDOR ROUTING HAVANA--FRANKFURT AS CFG2185 AT FL39.000FT. :x :x :x .



AER LINGUS AIRBUS A321 EI-CPG ROUTING NORTHWEST AS EI551-----LYON--DUBLIN----------FL34.000FT.1600 PIX.
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U.S AIR FORCE KC-135 ROUTING SOUTH,,,,,,,,,,RARE MOVEMENT---------REG ANY ONE-Taken friday 15th.
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AIR BERLIN :D ONEWORLD :D AIRBUS A330 D-ABXA ROUTING WEST AS AB7408--DUSSELDORF--WILLEMSTAD--FL36.000FT...1600PIX.
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All the best

:D A330A340 :D

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by leedseagle » 17 Jan 2016, 23:41

Hi There

first go at P900 Video



more too come


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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by Ian K » 18 Jan 2016, 15:01

Looks good, it'll be nice to see some stills

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Re: Contrail spotting January 2016

Post by a330a340 » 22 Jan 2016, 23:21

Hi
A few more from the 15/16th..............

All 1600 pixs :D


SWISS A320 HB-IJP ROUTING EAST AS LX391---MAN--ZRH------------------------------FL=35.000FT.
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AIR CANADA BOEING 767 C-GBZR ROUTING NORTHWEST AS AC879--ZRH--YYZ----------------FL=30.000FT.
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AIR BERLIN A330 D-ABXD ROUTING WEST AS AB7402--DUS--LA ROMANA------------------FL=36.000FT.
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:D :D A330A340 :D :D

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