Images of the lightbulb specimen in the infra-red beam

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These images show the effects of the synchrotron’s infra-red beam upon a transparent object, and from this otherwise invisible energy can be seen. The images above have not been digitally enhanced - the CCDs on the digital camera pick up a certain part of the infra-red (subvisible) part of the electromagnetic spectrum. By contrast, the image below has been taken using infra-red film with an infra-red filter on the lens so ONLY the infra-red can be seen (which is invisible to the human eye). This image has been artifically coloured, based upon the hue of the digital photographs above.

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