An Inexpensive Schlieren Video Technique

The video shows hot air around a soldering iron.

Inexpensive schlieren video technique using sensor dead space as a grid,
Robert B. Teese and Matthew M. Waters,
Optical Engineering, Volume 43, Issue 11, pp. 2501-2502, November 2004.

You can use this technique to do it yourself.

Matt Waters has also published a short book about the method.


Links for more information about schlieren photography:

SCHLIEREN PHOTOGRAPHY PRINCIPLES by Andrew Davidhazy

SCHLIEREN AND SHADOWGRAPH TECHNIQUES: VISUALIZING PHENOMENA IN TRANSPARENT MEDIA, by Gary S. Settles

Schlieren Images by Loren Winters

Schlieren Photographs by J. Kim Vandiver






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