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Cruising traffic over Leeds

Old 15th Feb 2010, 13:46
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Cruising traffic over Leeds

Hi there

i do contrail spotting from my home in north leeds just south east of LBA, flight routes UL46 going West direct to REMSI and north on UL613 direct to MARGO/TALLA and UY250 direct to GASKO. I use a 12inch Dobson Telescope to spot and when conditions are perfect i'll take pictures with dslr and 2x Barlow Mag Lense.
I got routes from NATS
Does anyone know scanner frequencies for these two routes
Any help and comments would be great
Leedseagle

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Old 15th Feb 2010, 16:07
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Try here http://jethros.eu/scanner/atc_airways.htm.
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Old 15th Feb 2010, 18:16
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Cruising traffic over Leeds
Any good pic's to post?

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Old 15th Feb 2010, 22:28
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Old 16th Feb 2010, 13:06
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here's one from the other day KLM MD-11 heading west on ul46 towards pole hill

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Old 16th Feb 2010, 18:39
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Fantastic pic there Leedseagle . Thankyou very much.
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Old 16th Feb 2010, 19:23
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My favourite, and if it's one of yours I take my hat off to you (and if not, to someone else! )

Aerodynamic and exhaust contrails:


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Old 16th Feb 2010, 21:45
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Fantastic pic, be sure to post some more if you can!
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Old 16th Feb 2010, 22:20
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agreed great picskeep um coming guys
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You definately need this to give you a 'heads up'....


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Old 6th Jun 2010, 21:07
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A few more pictures from last couple of weeks

LOT 767 Krakow to Chicago

Air France CDG to Aberdeen

Easyjet Krakow to Belfast

Easyjet Luton to Aberdeen

All the best
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Old 6th Jun 2010, 23:08
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Airway photos

Wow... What fantastic photos. I have tried to produce images like those myself with a 150-500mm lens, however when the image is enlarged my results are poor compared to yours. I would be interested to know what focal length your lens is, and I expect you use a tri / monopod ???. My location 4 mile final at LBA should provide the same conditions for shooting so I have no excuse. Thanks again for a peek at your portfolio.
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Old 7th Jun 2010, 11:16
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hi there

I use the telescope as my lens focal length 1500mm (3000mm with x2 Barlow Lens)
best conditions are when wind is coming from west, northwest or from the north

All the best
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Old 7th Jun 2010, 13:06
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leedseagle,
superb pictures!
I have been trying to find information on this type of photography for some time.
I use Nikon DSLR/Canon compact equipment, and live near the MCT VOR.
What telescope (refractor/reflector), combinations would work well? I have tried using borrowed 'prime lenses', (up to 600mm), but, scanning the net, 'digiscoping' always seems to produce the best results.
Any ideas you would care to share, or web-sites to look at?
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Old 8th Jun 2010, 10:31
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hi there
Best scopes for this type of photography are Skywatcher Skyliners 8" 10" or 12"
Camera Centre
Depending on your budget

Your Dslr will need a Nikon T-ring and generic T-Nosepiece
Nikon T Ring
T Adaptor 2"

You will also need a 2x Mag Barlow lens Revelation or Televue Powermate (gives 2400mm/3000mm focal length in winter conditions) depending on your budget
Revelation ED 2x Barlow 2"
CrazyCameras - Tele Vue 2x Powermate, 2" Image Amplifier

It looks like a lot to buy but i bought 12" scope, T-ring and T-adapter, Revelation Barlow and it all came to less than what a Bigma 50mm-500mm Lens would cost

Telescope set up can be found here
Weather & Aviation Page - Contrail telescope setup

Best sites to upload images
Luchtzak Aviation • View forum - Contrail spotting
Extreme Spotting - Samoloty Na Wysokosci Przelotowej - Airlines In Flight :: View topic - Airliners In Flight - 2010 (Samoloty Nad Nami - 2010)


All the best

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Old 8th Jun 2010, 20:53
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leedseagle,
many thanks for the information and links.
Some astonishing pictures there!
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Old 9th Jun 2010, 00:01
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Leedseagle,

Many thanks for the info passed on to myself, and others on this thread. Might give the telescope a try myself. Wishing you continued success.
thanks BA9274
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Old 11th Jun 2010, 22:59
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hi there
a few from this evening


BA1318 LHR ABZ A320 G-EUUH


ECA872 5B-DBZ b737-8 Larnaca-Belfast


BMI G-DBCJ A319

All the best
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Old 12th Jun 2010, 19:24
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Brilliant Pics.

Where you are positioned the freqs would be;

Up to FL280 118.775
Fl290-FL330 133.705
FL340+ 132.860
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Initial Scottish - 133.800

Leeds Approach - 123.750
Leeds Tower - 120.300
Leeds Atis - 118.025

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