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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
>camera.
>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?
>Yossi
>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.

Duncan
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sliced from time to time....

Duncan Clark
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