Friday, September 10, 2010

Russian Mars Lens meets Rudbeckia fulgida

Well, some long time ago I had mentioned that I was able to "liberate" the two last survived multispectral quartz fluorite lenses from the russian mission to Mars. Made by LOMO and designed by GOI, they represent (to me) a top result of the designers under Prof. Volossov who headed the optical design department of GOI in St Petersburg. Transmission of that lens is flat approx. 65% for 230...1000nm. Center resolution is approx. 80lpm

Long story short, here now some results using that no-focusshift lens...

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Human Vision (400-700nm):



Ultraviolet Vision (310-390nm):



(Simulated) Butterfly Vision using XBV2 filter:



Here a detail crop showing the very high resolution of that lens:




Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos