Jeff's last thread was the tipping point for me!
I may soon have some spare funds which I would like to
spend invest on a NV solution. I am inspired by what one can do with these devices and it is something I want to look into seriously. Being based in Europe restricts what kind of equipment I can get, so I guess I am "stuck" on tubes from Photonis. I am not so concerned by the tube specs for the moment, but I would like to learn (and start planning) on how to construct a NV kit.
There are two ways to go about this, hand-holding and through a scope and I am interested in both solutions. The question is simple: Specifically what do I need (would prefer white phosphor image) to make it work in terms of:
2. Eyepieces for afocal and / or reducers (I have the classic 1.25" 0.5x reducer and there are 2" 0.5x reducers)
3. Accessories to make the tube usable and able to connect to scope / eyepieces
4. Anything else that would be nice to have / would enhance the experience
Let's forget about the actual tube for a minute. While it being the most expensive part of such a kit, discussing tube specifications is a whole different subject by itself. I just want to understand what a complete kit would entail and why.
Keep it simple please! I am a visual amateur astronomer who recently started EAA and keen to expand my horizons, but when it comes to NV I am a dunce, so yeah, short, sweet and simple! Thanks!