Category Archives: UV imaging

Pancake Day


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Being Pancake day today, my wife and youngest daughter had planned from last week to make some pancakes today – banana pancakes which are her favourite type. We did keep a few ripe bananas just for this purpose. Continue reading Pancake Day

Neewer AD200 Flash – UV Imaging


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For Christmas this year, my wife bought me two presents – the lovely set of wine glasses I posted about a while back, and the Neewer AD200 flash. One of the features I was particularly keen to test out, is its ability as a light source for UV-imaging with its bare-bulb head. Hence this post, to demonstrate its capabilities for this. Continue reading Neewer AD200 Flash – UV Imaging

Campanula medium – Pink Bell flower


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My wife recently received a big bunch of flowers from a colleague. There was one particular flower which caught my eye – it looked like a pink bell and the internal structures holding the pollen was what drew me to it. Hence I knew I had to take photos of it, and in particular macro photos of the pollen. Continue reading Campanula medium – Pink Bell flower

Pineapple – various lighting


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Recently my wife resolved to make my favourite pastry – pineapple tarts. Now in order to do this, I had to buy some fresh pineapples. Hence I thought I should image one of these pineapples with my various filters to see what they look like, especially since I have not done my UV-imaging for quite a while now. Continue reading Pineapple – various lighting

Christmas meal


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We had our Christmas meal this year on Christmas eve night, with one of our close church friends. My wife had woken up at 5 am to go shopping for the Christmas food, with the whole process of food selection taking her a good 1 1/2 hours. Hence as you can expect there are plenty of photos of the food she had bought for the Christmas meal. Continue reading Christmas meal

Laser Bond – UV activated liquid plastic


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Recently I saw the advert for the Lazer Bond UV activated liquid plastic adhesive and filler. It is interesting that it is supposed to set fairly quickly following the exposure to UV alight (supplied). Hence I had to buy one to try, especially as it costs a reasonable £9.99. Continue reading Laser Bond РUV activated liquid plastic

Lisianthus grandiflorum


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It has been a very long time since I’ve taken any floral photographs. Hence when our friend bought a bunch of flowers for my wife, I’ve been wanting to take photographs of it. I finally managed to find some time to do this. So here are the images. Continue reading Lisianthus grandiflorum

ZWO ASI1600MM-cool – UV imaging


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One other thing I was interested to test out on the ASI1600MM-cool is its UV-imaging potential. This could be particularly useful bearing in mind its slightly larger sensor, for documenting the UV-pattern of flowers or of the human skin (bruises, sun-damage etc). I picked a Buttercup flower from my back garden and used this as my subject for testing its UV-imaging capability. Continue reading ZWO ASI1600MM-cool – UV imaging

ZWO ASI178MM-cooled – UV imaging (part 2)


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Having tested the ZWO ASI178MM-cooled for UV imaging, and found that it is very capable for such invisible band imaging, I decided to take it to the next level of testing to see what are the limits to its capabilities. My subject is the more well known Dandelion flower which I had picked from my back garden. This flower has been imaged many times in UV, so it is sort of a reference flower for UV imaging. Continue reading ZWO ASI178MM-cooled – UV imaging (part 2)

ZWO ASI178MM-cooled UV-imaging


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One of the areas of photography that I have an interest in, and wanted to test out of the ASI178MM-cooled for a while, is UV-imaging. That is imaging below 400nm wavelength, which is  invisible to normal human vision. Now it is unclear the response of the IMX178 Sony Starvis sensor to the light below 400nm, but I felt I needed to test this out, particularly as it does not have a Bayer Matrix to affect UV-transmission. But the big question I had was whether the AR window protecting the sensor would block deeper UV? Continue reading ZWO ASI178MM-cooled UV-imaging