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Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:01 PM

NV Frequently Asked Questions 

 

How is viewing through NV different than viewing through conventional eyepieces? (2015)

https://www.cloudyni...s/?hl=questions about nv#entry6856217

 

Image Intensifier and dark hydrogen clouds (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...ydrogen-clouds/

 

What does NV show and how is it used?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...r/?hl=questions about nv#entry8196603

 

https://www.cloudyni...nv#entry7971918

 

https://www.cloudyni...nv-first-light/

 

What’s the difference between afocal and prime focus NV astronomy?  (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...ocus-vs-afocal/

 

What telescopes work with NV astronomy?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...nv#entry7782592

 

What can I see through a modern image intensifier eyepiece?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...r/?hl=questions about nv#entry7717060

 

Monocular, Binocular, Biocular… What’s the difference?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...nv#entry7738567

 

Can NV really double the aperture of my existing scope?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...3/?hl=questions about nv#entry7902325

 

What’s the difference between thin film and filmless intensifiers?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...s/?hl=questions about nv#entry7821150

 

What are the limitations of NV astronomy?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...y/?hl=questions

 

What kind of visual image quality does NV provide?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...stions about nv

Can NVDs be used for visual observing with a telescope on a manual mount?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...y/?hl=questions

 

Do dark skies improve NV astronomy?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...t/?hl=questions about nv#entry7891964

 

What’s the difference between green and white phosphor NV?  (2016)

https://www.cloudyni...r/?hl=questions about nv#entry6974766

 

Who makes the top performing intensifier tubes for astronomy and what is the difference between them? …a brief discussion  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...s-vs-l3-vs-itt/

 

How is a NVD with a C-mount lens versatile?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...s/?hl=questions about nv#entry7947184

 

What lens options are used for handheld NVD use?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...r/?hl=questions about nv

 

Can I see galaxies and nebulae under heavy light pollution using a 4” refractor?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...s/?hl=questions about nv#entry7960847

 

What do I need to know before purchasing a PVS-7 goggle for astronomy?  (2016)

https://www.cloudyni...s/?hl=questions

 

What’s the difference between a PVS-7 A/C and PVS-7 B/D? (2013, 2017, 2018)

https://www.cloudyni...-milspec-style/

 

https://www.cloudyni...-l3-target-m43/

 

https://www.cloudyni...s-the-question/

 

What’s the difference between a PVS-7 goggle with green phosphor and a Mod 3C with white phosphor?  (2016)

https://www.cloudyni...white-phosphor/

 

Are there any inexpensive NVDs available?  (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...vision-eaa/?hl= questions about nv#entry8906320

 

In Europe, what are my choices for NV and what else do I need for a great NV experience?  (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...nv#entry8812516

 

Which top rated NV tube gives best performance?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...-l3-vs-itt/?hl= questions about nv#entry7839096

 

Can I buy a NVD used and what do I need to ask the seller?  (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...p/?hl=questions about nv#entry8731193

 

Can I see galaxies and clusters and what do I need to see them?  (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...d/?hl=questions about nv#entry8659939

 

Should I buy a PVS-7 biocular, binocular or monocular?  (This thread includes a link in post #26 to how a biocular or monocular can be used with standard camera lenses.)  (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...n/?hl=questions about nv

 

Should I buy NV or a bigger telescope?  (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...v/?hl=questions about nv#entry8591090

 

https://www.cloudyni...nv#entry8158623

 

What’s the minimum cost of an NVD?  (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...v/?hl=questions about nv#entry8591090

 

https://www.cloudyni...s/?hl=questions about nv#entry8301365

 

Should I buy a bigger scope with conventional eyepieces or an NVD?  (2018)

https://www.cloudyni...s/?hl=questions about nv

 

Where can I buy NV gear?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...s/?hl=questions about nv

 

Isn’t the cost of NV just too high?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...t/?hl=questions about nv

 

Has anyone tried NV who prefers traditional viewing?  (2017)

https://www.cloudyni...g/?hl=questions about nv

 

 

For links to observing reports using an NDV with different lenses and telescopes, please visit the OBSERVING REPORTS section of this thread.


 


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