posted on Apr, 15 2008 @ 07:31 PM
That's all nice with that video in the room but the problem is that it is illuminated with an IR light and you will not have that kind of light
available when you are out in the field, at least not as bright to illuminate the area of the sky.
I would look for two identical DV or solid state (CF, SD etc) camcorders, small in size, that can be rigged to shoot in (Near) IR by removing the
filter. Why two?
Because you will rig one to shoot NIR and leave the other one to shoot Visible Light only, simultaneously. Further more, I would buy filters to
restrict the NIR camcorder to only NIR light, and the other to Visible Light only. This will ensure that your are not picking up things you do not
want recorded on either.
With this "rig" (two camcorders next to each other) you could record day and night in both light spectra and overlay or side-by-side the footage for
comparison. Sometimes there are things during the daytime you cannot visibly see but are present in the IR spectrum and are missed simply because they
are "out of sight".
[edit on 15-4-2008 by amigo]