Long-Range NIR Imager shows Details Through Smoke (4km)

This video demonstrates an advantage of using the

Near Infrared

A subset of the infrared band of the electromagnetic spectrum, covering the wavelengths ranging from 0.7µm to 1.4µm (700 to 1400nm).

Read more" data-placement="top" data-toggle="popover">NIR filter during the day. The NIR wavelengths show more detail through smoke on the left side of the image. The filter also helps to mitigate some of the focus issues caused by atmospheric distortion from heat, which is common in long-range imagery.

For more information about NIR imaging, please see our NIR technology page.