Friday, August 22, 2008

UV helps to recover details of fossils

Today it is about fossils. Fossils and UV? Yes, since UV is not only able to resolve about 60% more details than a visual shot due to the shorter wavelength used, it also allows to extract more information by combining a visual and an UV shot into one using my remapping technique.

So lets see this on an example, here an about 100 Million year old squid. The lens used in that case was a calibrated for UV X90 lens plus my famous Baader U-filter (310-390nm) with perfect IR suppression.

[click on image to see a larger version]

Visual shot:

UV shot:

UV remapped into the Visual space:

I find it quite interesting that the remapped image reveals quite a bit more information now and due to the different colors helps to differentiate details of that fossilized squid much easier.

I have written about fossils previously HERE

So I hope you like it as much as I do....

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

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site