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LUMISTAR INFRARED IMAGING NEWS

By Lumistar's Chief Scientist

September 24, 2012

Infrared Satellite Technology Used to Harvest Grapes

Wine growers in the south of France are using infrared camera technology (NIR) in satellites to observe their vines as they ripen, leading to targeted harvesting, getting the plant to bottle at perfect timing, the correct ripeness per type of wine, and a higher quality product. [See video.]





27 Comments

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    Trackback by Jack Donner — October 1, 2012 @ 08:45

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    Trackback by Wendy G. — October 11, 2012 @ 15:37

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  5. Thanks for the feedback!

    -LUMISTAR

    Comment by admin — October 15, 2012 @ 14:18

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    Trackback by Cathy — December 3, 2012 @ 03:02

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  17. I know that this is something after the fact but I got to ccroert some of the misunderstanding here. First of all, these photos are all examples of Near Infrared capture (NIR), not Infrared (IR). IR is mostly connected with heat while NIR is mostly connected with absorption and reflectance. NIR and IR exist on different places on the electromagmagnetic spectrum. They lie next to each other and in a part of the spectrum that humans cannot see. This is a very important point. Most digital cameras are able to capture NIR and place the result in an image that has a small amount of red but mostly greyscale. Since humans cannot see NIR we are left with trying to interpret the greyscale. As an artist, this interpretation is what makes NIR so beautiful. It is totally up to the artist how he or she wants to say, colorize the sky. However there are elements in outdoor scenes like trees that have the most dramatic impact. There is a chemical in leaves that reflect NIR quite nicely which makes the leaves look like they have snow on them. In conclusion, NIR is what it is. It is just another part of the electromagnetic spectrum like UV or the visible range. Understanding NIR is the first step in using this part of the electromagnetic spectrum for photography science and medical science. The next time you go to the emergency room, notice the little device that they clip on your finger. That is a NIR device that measure absorption in the NIR spectrum for things like blood gases and other parts blood chemistry.

    Comment by Sasha — December 10, 2012 @ 04:18

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  19. Thank you Sasha for your thoughtful response!

    While NIR is not as you say ‘Thermal Infrared’ a measurement of heat and a Lumistar’s specialty, our technology page on our website points out as do you in your comment NIR is still part of the infrared spectrum and included in our blog. Anything that involves measurement or technology of the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is ‘beyond the red’ of the visible rainbow, thus infrared, we like to share here in this blog. I hope you enjoyed this story, and thank you for educating our readers.

    Best regards,

    -LUMISTAR

    Comment by admin — December 12, 2012 @ 11:31

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  21. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Trackback by Jason — December 25, 2012 @ 18:50

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    Trackback by Robert — January 23, 2013 @ 11:20

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  27. I hope to save a ton of money with this info. thx.

    Trackback by James — January 25, 2013 @ 03:02

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    Thanks for posting.

    Trackback by Catherine — January 27, 2013 @ 09:47

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  31. AMAZING…

    Trackback by Sam — January 28, 2013 @ 03:50

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    Trackback by Johnson — January 29, 2013 @ 03:28

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    Trackback by Cindy — January 31, 2013 @ 03:46

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  37. Congrats, Cindy G!

    -LUMISTAR

    Comment by admin — February 1, 2013 @ 11:35

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  39. TAKE THE EDGE OFF

    Hope this stuff works for all types wine. Even better if it lowers prices due to efficiency. Prob not since it only makes the product better.

    Trackback by GoodStuff — February 2, 2013 @ 07:41

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  41. WHOA!

    Trackback by UpAllNight — February 4, 2013 @ 19:33

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  43. First time I’ve heard of this offered, thanks!

    Trackback by WilliamO — February 6, 2013 @ 03:29

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  45. You really should really try some of these ‘thermally’ modified grapes lol…

    Trackback by Chance D. — February 7, 2013 @ 21:50

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