After moving away from hobby astronomy about a decade ago (other than enjoying some hydrogen-alpha solar observing), I have come across this concept of night vision astronomy which has reignited my personal interest. My main reason for the leaving the hobby was exhausting my naked eye observing options from light polluted skies and not having the time to either travel to dark sky locations or pursue conventional astrophotography.
This NV concept seems like it is a game changer, so I have been trying to research the best way to approach this and go all in.
I sounds like I would want some kind of high-quality gen 3 monocular with white phosphorus (ideally) that has easy adapters for connecting in a prime focus manner to camera lenses, astrographs, etc.
It seems like the NVD Micro is the best fit for this:
Any other NV suggestions appreciated?
I would then probably want to get some compatible UHC/Hydrogen Alpha/etc. filters
Any favorite filters for current NV?
I think I would like to keep it setup hand-held for low-power viewing initially.
Any favorite standard objective lenses, f-2 finder scopes, telephoto lenses?
Eventually, I think I would pick up a small astrograph refractor and az/mount that I would clamp to the roof hatch of my expedition truck for my observing sessions.
Would this be overkill or the seemingly perfect portable complement? Borg 55 F-3.6 seems perfect? Other astrographs?
Thanks in advance for your advice!