Question: Will this gadget work for spectrophotometry?

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by jjroper | June 15, 2018 21:01 | #16510

I study birds, and in some species, both sexes look the same, although we have evidence that there are color differences (including in UV, but that's a different problem) and I wonder if this device can be used to catch a spectrum from light reflected off feathers? Thanks in advance!

The birds are several species of hummingbirds, but if it works with them, I'd try it out on other species too. I live in southern Brazil and am an ornithologist.


Sure it can! In the visible range of light, and with some careful consistent lighting. Cool idea!

Would the birds be live?

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