The Infrared Spectrum

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Short-wave vs. Longwave

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Where in the infrared spectrum is the correct wavelength for my infrared camera needs?

As Temperatures rise the wavelength in the infrared spectrum being emitted decreases until it eventually becomes visible to the naked eye (like a hot stove or a light bulb filament). Going by this theory alone the "Shortwave" IR camera will perform "better" for higher temperature analysis.
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