Advice How to get rid of UV LAmps image

Dr. Duncan Clark Duncan at nospam.demon.co.uk
Sat Mar 27 04:59:41 EST 1999

In article <36FC1DF2.6D66030 at UBC.CA>, LWTAK <NOSPAM at UBC.CA> writes
>Built a  home built gel imaging system using Snappy connected to a ccd
>It gives butiful protein gel images but when taking agarose DNA gels,
>with the appropriate filters etc.  it keeps showing the UV Lamp from the
>UV light box. Any advice hoe to get rid of it?
>Please reply yossi at unixg.ubc.ca

The ccd chip in the camera is also sensitive to infra red and UV lamps
in transilluminators give out slight infra red as well as UV. You need a
decent narrow bandpass filter in front of your lens. The UV filter on
the transilluminator isn't enough.

The problem with being on the cutting edge is that you occasionally get 
sliced from time to time....

Duncan Clark
DNAmp Ltd.
Tel: +44(0)1252376288
FAX: +44(0)8701640382

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