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Do they make/sell filter-material that will make a laser-beam more visible to a camera? I have in mind green and blue lasers. For example, for red l

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Do they make/sell filter-material that will make a laser-beam more visible to a camera?
I have in mind green and blue lasers.
For example, for red lasers they make plastic glasses that filter out all the other wavelengths
so that the red is much more visible to the camera:
 



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Assuming it's over water or something shoot some fireworks in that direction.
 

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Fog isn't really an option for me at 600yds...some sort of smoke-trail might be conceivable but seems questionable.
Unfortunately there is no magic filter that makes "laser beam" more visible, only particles on the air will enhance your beam visibility.
The laser "dot" may seem more brighter via filter, but beam itself can not be made more visible without materia which light will interact : humidity, dust etc. > A "laser beam" is invisible in a vacuum regardless of wavelength or power.

You can try to take photo after heavy rain shower when moisture is rising from the ground. That will help to make beam more visible to camera. :)
 

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Unfortunately there is no magic filter that makes "laser beam" more visible, only particles on the air will enhance your beam visibility.
The laser "dot" may seem more brighter via filter, but beam itself can not be made more visible without materia which light will interact : humidity, dust etc. > A "laser beam" is invisible in a vacuum regardless of wavelength or power.

You can try to take photo after heavy rain shower when moisture is rising from the ground. That will help to make beam more visible to camera. :)
Well put.
 

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In other words: You can only see the illuminated particles, but you can't see the beam itself.
I hope this helps you with your project :)
 
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Remember the basics from school. In order to see anything, photons either have to indirectly or directly enter your eye. Scattering of airborne particles is how a laser beam can become visible as the photons are now being scattered in all different directions, with some making it to your eyeballs.
 

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Why 600 yards, and why did you wait a whole day until mentioning that? What else aren't you telling us? What are you actually trying to do here?

Those glasses don't increase the brightness of the laser, and red monochrome makes for lackluster/tacky photography. If a long exposure and/or fog doesn't work, you're about out of options.
 




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