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Saving Beehives with FLIR Thermal Cameras

Saving Beehives With FLIR Thermal Cameras Beekeepers are increasingly turning to thermal imaging to help them care for their bees, especially during winter. Master beekeeper Rusty Burlew, who writes and maintains the beekeeping site Honey Bee Suite, has been using a FLIR ONE for several years, and highly recommends investing in a thermal camera for beekeeping.“In the past few years, the number of electronic devices for beekeepers has mushroomed,” Burlew says. “I’ve frequently been asked to test these new devices, so I have...

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What’s the Difference between Night Vision and Thermal Imaging?

What's the Difference between Night Vision and Thermal Imaging?   Let’s start with a little background. Our eyes see reflected light. Daylight cameras, night vision devices, and the human eye all work on the same basic principle: visible light energy hits something and bounces off it, a detector then receives it and turns it into an image. Whether an eyeball, or in a camera, these detectors must receive enough light or they can’t make an image. Obviously, there isn’t any sunlight to...

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Thermal Sensitivity – Understanding Millikelvins (mK)

Thermal Sensitivity – Understanding Millikelvins (mK)   Thermal sensitivity is the ability of a thermal device to distinguish between temperature differences. In thermal devices, this is measured in milliKelvins (mK) and is an extremely important number to look for and understand when judging the effectiveness of a camera.   The lower the number, the higher the sensitivity of the unit, as this means the core is able to differentiate between smaller temperature ranges and give a more detailed image. Many thermal imagers on...

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Tracking downed game with a thermal monocular

Tracking downed game with a thermal monocular   One of the many different uses for a thermal monocular is the ability to track downed game quickly and cut down on search & recovery time. By being able to follow blood trails left behind by a wounded animal, the user can track which direction the animal has headed after being shot. This blood trail will stay for various lengths of time depending on the ambient conditions, with a cooler night allowing for the...

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F-Number In Thermal – What Does It Mean?

F-Number In Thermal – What Does It Mean? The lens on a thermal camera is created from a rare earth material called Germanium (Ge) and constructed into a glass lens. This material is limited and thus a very expensive component of any thermal camera. As the lens is your cameras window to the world, it is important to ensure the quality of lens being used is of high quality. One of the main characteristics which determines lens image quality is known...

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Possums with my new thermal camera!

Possums with my new thermal camera! A blog by Ry Beaver at Wildlife watching Australia outlining the use of thermal imaging in wildlife detection and photography The camera was purchased with my own funds and I have received no financial benefits from this review. As part of my blog I would declare if I have been supplied with equipment on the basis for providing a fair review. For quite some time I have been dreaming of a thermal camera and reading (a little...

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The Pulsar Accolade 2 XP50 LRF Review

Accolade 2 LRF Review We would like to present you an article, written by our friend Phil Tailor. In which he reviews our thermal imaging binoculars Accolade 2 LRF XP50 after a brief time on hands. Enjoy!   I’ve been using a set of Pulsar Accolade binoculars now for nearly 2 years, before that I was using a Helion XP50 & although this was a fantastic unit, once I made the jump to the Accolade I found them much better. The Accolade with the 2 screens...

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Thermal Technology Promises to Halt Poaching of Rhinos

Thermal Technology Promises to Halt Poaching of Rhinos   The global illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be worth up to $23 billion per year, fueling the poaching of some of Africa’s most iconic and threatened species such as rhinos. The population of Africa’s black rhino declined significantly in the 20th century to less than 2,500 in 1995. Thanks to persistent conservation efforts across Africa, today their number exceeds 5,000 individuals. Kenya has a just over 700 black rhinos, despite persistent...

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All about the brand new Pulsar Krypton FXG50

KRYPTON FXG50 - The most powerful thermal imaging attachment from Pulsar   Pulsar are very happy to unveil the KRYPTON FXG50, their first ever Thermal vision front attachment with 640x480 @ 12 µm sensor. Yukon Advanced Optics, the leading developer and manufacturer of night and thermal vision optics for outdoor professionals and hobbyists, has launched KRYPTON FXG50 a thermal imaging front attachment for daytime optics that also doubles as a handheld monocular. This new device very quickly converts your daytime scope to a full...

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FLYING AT NIGHT WITH NIGHT VISION

  FLYING AT NIGHT WITH NIGHT VISION A SiOnyx Aurora Pro review by Joel Wallace   I have the privilege of flying a Vans RV. After completing an IFR upgrade with AES Avionics, a top overhaul with Classic Airplanes and a prop overhaul with Southern Propellers, the 2005 200hp RV7A was starting to be sorted out. It is a great cross country machine with a potential range of over 1,200nm if you’re silly enough to try it. Due to the kind of flying I...

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