Practical and Economical Solutions for Viewing and Photographing Fluorescence

Fluorescence has diverse applications in science, education, art, forensic sciences, industry and more. NIGHTSEA provides complete and economical solutions – light sources and matched filters – for viewing and imaging fluorescence at scales from macro to micro. With both off-the-shelf and customized equipment we have helped thousands of customers around the world enter this hidden spectral realm.

“I started out making equipment for myself to explore for fluorescence in the sea while SCUBA diving at night. The challenge of working underwater in the dark is a great motivator for making simple, reliable gear that just plain gets the job done. This mindset guides the design of everything that NIGHTSEA produces to view and image fluorescence, wherever you need to work.”

– NIGHTSEA Founder Charles Mazel, PhD



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2019 KEY Award for New Faculty

The application period for the 2019 KEY Award for New Faculty (our 5th annual) is now open! The recipient will receive a NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter system with two wavelength combinations plus $750 in supplies from Electron Microscopy Sciences (EMS). Open to read more …

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Insect Fluorescence – Dan Jones, Australia

Gallery of images of insect fluorescence contributed by Dan Jones, based in Australia

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Pest Management Behavior Study with Fluorescent Marking

Understanding insect behavior is critical in developing strategies for pest management. Fluorescent marking and photography enabled a field study of annual bluegrass weevils.

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KEY Award Recipient – 2018

The recipient of the fourth annual NIGHTSEA/EMS KEY Award for New Faculty is Dr. Pierre-Paul Bitton, who started his new position as Assistant Professor in the Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology (CABE) program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Bitton is researching the mechanisms of fluorescent protein production, especially in red- and green-fluorescing fish. During his time as […]

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