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October 29, 2016, 03:47:40 PM
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Hand held as it flew high above. It seems to have been 1600mm =35mm.

October 29, 2016, 04:01:29 PM
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Looks pretty good from here Rob.   What camera is that?
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October 29, 2016, 04:04:41 PM
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Looks pretty good from here Rob.   What camera is that?
Thanks Bob. Just my Coolpix P900 bridge. All I carry these days.
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October 29, 2016, 04:07:00 PM
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Wow that's awesome!  Rob. What's your best guess at the altitude of the jet?
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October 29, 2016, 04:12:40 PM
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Any jets I see at full altitude end up looking something like this. This one was quite a bit downrange and uncropped. Only 30X zoom so nowhere near what the P900 can do.
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October 29, 2016, 04:26:06 PM
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Nice one Rob, I got one of a Norwegian plane with the 150-600mm the other day too.

October 29, 2016, 05:17:49 PM
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Thanks Bob. Just my Coolpix P900 bridge. All I carry these days.
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How did this bit get here I wonder?

October 29, 2016, 05:25:50 PM
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Wow that's awesome!  Rob. What's your best guess at the altitude of the jet?
Not great on that sort of thing Bill but I was a long way from any airport! It may have been getting lower for an approach to London Gatwick, about 50 miles, as it was heading roughly in that direction, but it must have been at least 15,000 - 20,000 feet but I wouldn't bet my house on it!

October 29, 2016, 05:45:32 PM
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Given that there are no flaps lowered, it has obviously neither just taken off, nor near to landing. Neither is it likely to be very high, as there are no contrails, and it is unlikely to be above trail height.

October 29, 2016, 06:35:18 PM
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Given that there are no flaps lowered, it has obviously neither just taken off, nor near to landing. Neither is it likely to be very high, as there are no contrails, and it is unlikely to be above trail height.
So it was on the ground then George? :)

October 29, 2016, 06:37:17 PM
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Had you not noticed that the wheels aren't down? (This is what is known as a down to earth answer).
Otherwise, probably between five and thirty thousand feet.

October 29, 2016, 06:41:37 PM
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"Otherwise, probably between five and thirty thousand feet."

Yeah, I'll go with that then.