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New Videos and Photos

Hi There Here are links to my Flickr and Youtube Accounts Enjoy Leedseagle     Advertisements

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Contrail spotting videos

Since the time of writing this blog there has been a advance in DSLR and superzoom Bridge cameras with the emergence of Full HD video added. I am just mastering the art at the moment with the Nikon Coolpix P900 … Continue reading

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Homemade Dew Shield

Here are two links I used to make my Dew Shield to prevent dew formation on mirrors and to prevent stray light entering scope tube http://www.cosam.org/astronomy/equipment/dewshield.html http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/69413-best-material-for-diy-dew-shield/ Here is Camping Mat I used http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Highlander-Nato-Roll-Sleeping-Camp-EVA-Foam-Mat-5-Season-Black-Ultra-lightweight-/290626591441?pt=UK_SportingGoods_SleepingMats_Airbeds_CA&hash=item43aab1dad1 (And got roll of Unibond Duct … Continue reading

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Balborough Links Golf Course

Hi there Clear conditions were forcast for Saturday morning so loaded scope Friday night, set my alarm for 4:15am to check on Flightradar24.com what airway transatlanic traffic was on and made the journey 40 miles south to Balborough Links golf … Continue reading

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Scope Setup, Tips and Helpful Links

Best scopes for this type of photography are Skywatcher Skyliners 8″ 10″ or 12″ Depending on your budget Your Dslr will need a Canon/Nikon etc T-ring and generic T-Adaptor You will also need a 2x Mag Barlow lens Revelation ED … Continue reading

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Upper Airways Over UK

Here is some info on upper air routes over UK, also flightradar24.com to obtain aircraft registrations EG_ENR_6_3_2_2_en.pdf EG_ENR_6_3_2_1_en.pdf http://www.flightradar24.com

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Perfect Seeing Conditions

I found these articles most helpful in predicting best weather conditions for contrail spotting http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=555 http://www.ukweatherforecast.co.uk/jetstream-forecast/?variable=jet (jetstream forecast) http://chptools.decc.gov.uk/developmentmap/ (UK heatmap) http://www.forecast.co.uk/pressure/ Checklist I usually go by 1. Clear Blue Sky (No Cirrus) 2. High Pressure (1010mb or above) 3. Winds that … Continue reading

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Fitting a fan onto back of Primary Mirror

Hi there For a fan to blow air up the tube you will need Uniross power adaptor 3v-12v Universal Car Adaptor (for trips out) Outdoor 12v cable (Per 2 metre i bought 8 metres to lead out into the garden … Continue reading

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Holme Pass

Hi there Made a trip out to Holme Moss yesterday here are my results All the best

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