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Night time beasties....

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:09 am
by PEterW
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Probably the crappiest image on this forum, but also the most convoluted solar radiation image?
I spent some time watching little owls hunting worms on a local cricket pitch using a thermal scope, would never have known they were there otherwise. Very good for finding warm critters at night. So the background image is reradiated warmth from the daytime sun and the owl and dog glow from the food they’ve eaten that eventually comes back to photosynthesis from the sun…..

PEterW

Re: Night time beasties....

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:18 am
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Ooooh Aoooh Peter.
Certainly is an unusual capture you have shown.

Different but somewhat interesting what IR scopes/cameras can record.

I must try my own one to see what can be captured (including my irregular Fox intruders).

Terry

Re: Night time beasties....

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:11 pm
by Montana
Absolutely fantastic image!!! and amazing solar facts to go with it too :lol: I think you win the prize for most convoluted Sunlit Earth :hamster: :bow
Keep them coming :)

Alexandra

Re: Night time beasties....

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:42 pm
by PEterW
This is thermal as in 10micron wavelength heat radiation, not 1.5micron near infrared. Camera resolutions are much lower as the pixels are much more complex to detect the tiny temperature differences: I’ve sat on the fence waiting for “good enough” to become “cheap enough”. The time has come and I’m now able to spy on the critters that come out after dark.
Thanks Alex!
PeterW