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5N30.60 - Infrared Camera

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​5N30.60 - Infrared Camera

Title5N30.60 - Infrared Camera

To demonstrate how the world looks in the infrared.

Assembly Instructions

Carefully screw the camera on to the sony tripod, be sure the camera is secure and legs of tripod are tight. If the professor would like to save pictures make sure there is a memory card in the camera.  Whenever possible, plug in the power cable and use an extension cord to plug it in so the camera does not die during the lecture. ​ Use and RCA cable to port the camera to the projectors. 

Be sure to go over the safety notes: 
1) do not drop/knock over camera ($8000) 
2) DO NOT touch the lens (Germanium, cannot be cleaned)
3) If moving the camera, use the tripod, not the camera arm itself

Setup Time5
Operation Time5
Preview Time10
Operation Instructions

The camera can be used live or to take pictures and videos. For live stream, just make sure the camera output is displayed on a projector/monitor.  Pull the trigger on the camera to take a picture or to start and end the video (must specify ahead of time which you need as settings on camera must be done ahead of time).

There is also a cross-hairs, the display will read out the temperature of the surface the device is pointed at. ​There is a scale on the right of the display which shows the maximum and minimum temperatures being detected in the field of view of the camera.  The camera can pick up a difference of 4mK or greater.  Be sure to not knock over the apparatus.  Be sure to move camera using the tripod and not the camera itself.

Demo on DimeNo
PIRA 200No
Export Instructions (if different)
HazardsFragile: Caution when Transporting

​A thermographic camera is a device that forms and image using infrared radiation, similar to a common camera that forms an image using visible light.  Instead of the 400-700nm range for visible light camera, infrared cameras operate in wavelengths as long as 14,000 nm = 14 micro meters.  The camera we have superimposes a thermographic image with an optical image to give a detailed output image.  This camera works even in total darkness because ambient light level does not matter.

Category5 Electricity and Magnetism
Subcategory5N - Electromagnetic Radiation
KeywordsLight, Infrared, IR, Heat
Construction Information
camera - infrared
tripod Sony