Good Night Vision Binoculars for viewing stars?
Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:21 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:23 PM
From what I recall from my military service such equipment is remarkably good at allowing you superb night vision in the "darkest" place (some light needed obviously), but the characteristics of the view through these completely and utterly unsuitable for viewing the night sky.
Maybe technology has moved forward since then and there now is such a thing. If so it would be interesting to know how they perform.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:13 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:28 PM
That's odd; we had a thread on that very recently: here.
IR vision will obviously not work
Missed that thread.
My experience is similar to some posts in that thread. Spectacular night vision - but personally I did not find them enjoyable to view the night sky with due to the overall "corruption" of colour.
I fail to see how active IR will improve the viewing of stars. Surely, any star gazing improvement must be due to the binos being designed for optimal performance during dark conditions? Or have I missed something?
Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:55 AM
The PVS-7 requires only a single image tube (MX10130 type) AND you get to use BOTH of your eyes which makes for very pleasing views.
OR, you can get a c-mount to 1.25 inch telescope adaptor and connect the PVS-7 directly to your telescope. This combination works very well.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:05 PM
How are you connecting the c-mount adapter to the PVS-7 (as shown in the picture)? Does it replace the entire objective lens assembly? Where do you get the adapter shown? Thanks.