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Online MrSheepTopic starter

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Pretty sure that is an Indigo Merlin Camera
« on: September 19, 2023, 07:05:22 pm »
Was watching a documentary and noticed a camera he was using. At the 3:05 mark. Looks like a Merlin camera haha.

https://youtu.be/_xmW41i2jjI?si=a2L5VpxEtnn5iUhy&t=185

Judging by the imaging shown looks like NIR?
 

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Re: Pretty sure that is an Indigo Merlin Camera
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2023, 12:15:44 am »
Yeah, it looks like a Merlin.   The removable control pad gives it away.   To bulky to be an uncooled LWIR or NIR ... maybe a MWIR or SWIR?   
 

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Re: Pretty sure that is an Indigo Merlin Camera
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2023, 12:22:44 am »
If I am not mistaken Merlin had 3 cameras. NIR, MWIR, LWIR They all had the same body. I had one once (LWIR uncooled) but I no longer own it. Apparently the MWIR used a linear cooler. So buying one second hand isn't a bad idea (My amber radiance is much older and still works!). They tend to have great cool down times (5-6min). The interface is a bit dated and the connectivity isn't the friendliest. I believe it worked with FLIR researcher (not sure tho) I attached the datasheet for more info on the 3 cameras in their line.
 

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Re: Pretty sure that is an Indigo Merlin Camera
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2023, 12:30:58 am »
Same here.  Work had three of the LW's and one of the Vis/NIR.    They were excellent for their day.   Worked with custom collection software and also RTools.   Never used a MW as we had Amber's of older vintage but better focal planes.   

Reason I add the Vis part is the sensor had a enough of a response that if you used a blocking filter on the NIR then it could see in the visible.
 
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Re: Pretty sure that is an Indigo Merlin Camera
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2023, 12:37:48 am »
Wow that is pretty neat! And ah that makes sense! Forgot that most of these lenses like the Janos ones have the option to put a filter behind the lens.
 

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Re: Pretty sure that is an Indigo Merlin Camera
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2023, 12:38:13 am »
Ah, the old ThermaGram software!    That was interesting software.   The Talon was a module on ImagePro and believe it needed a dongle to work.     Brings back good/bad memories collecting data for weeks on end!     Really glad when we switched to RTools. 
 

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Re: Pretty sure that is an Indigo Merlin Camera
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2023, 09:31:47 am »
I have a Thermogram Parallel port licence dongle but sadly not the software.

My SC4000 is the SWIR-MWIR special order version and requires the special broadband lenses if the SWIR band is being imaged.

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