Quote:the answer is "sort of".i don't know enough about the physics to know if astronomical objects would show their color or not using these devices, but here is a very technical paper on the subject of color night vision technology: http://www.techexpo.com/WWW/opto-knowledge/SPIE2007_OKSI_ColorNightVision.pdfand here is a product (probably very, very expensive) that is available: http://camouflage.com/colornightvision.php
Quote:They use something on survivor that appears to be grey-scale with very good dynamic range. I wouldn't mind it being in a nice grey-scale.
Quote:ICCD or the DIY version (Image Intensifier tube followed by a CCD camera to take a shot of its output screen) is monochrome. It is due to the Image Intensifier is monochrome in nature.EMCCD is "amplifying the "electron charge" after the photon-to-electron conversion of a typical CCD pixel cell, thus if the CCD itself is a Bayer array filter CCD, then EMCCD can certainly show colors.There can be other ideas:3x ICCD (or the DIY version) while each ICCD input takes in RGB colored light source (split from dichroic prisms) will generate R-G-B 3-channel signal, just like a normal 3-CCD videocam does.Few years back, I was playing on a similar idea but using a rotating RGBRGB color wheel approach (originally Baird system, ca. 1928.) Then the CCD output (now chopped 3-ch signals) will build out and form color image inside the frame buffer. (Too busy to complete this project...)Clear Skies!ccs_hello
Quote:3x ICCD (or the DIY version) while each ICCD input takes in RGB colored light source (split from dichroic prisms) will generate R-G-B 3-channel signal, just like a normal 3-CCD videocam does.
Quote:Cool job! Wonder where they get nicely blue sensitive intensifier tubes? Have to watch the whole bid sometime... 3d printing, something I have an interest at work.
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