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Is there a way i can see infrared? Answered

I know i can use a camera, is there a coating i could apply to glasses?

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frollardBest Answer (author)2009-05-17

some people have the inherent ability to see the 'near infrared' - the incredibly long end of the red spectrum - but its washed out by the highly visible spectrum.

You can make a similar effect for just your eyes by layering red+blue visual gels in a set of welding goggles:
Remember, a 'coating' will only filter out the visible range, and leave you with the very dim near-infrared. Its a cool effect - but its not like a night vision camera. It wont make your eyes MORE sensitive to infrared.

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lemonie (author)2009-05-17

You can try this:
Digital cameras are sensitive to infra-red, but it may be the case that your camera has a filter built in to filter out infra red (can make colour balance look a bit funny), so you might need to take it apart and remove it.


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