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#1 GeezerGazer

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:49 PM

When you have a link that you want included in the BEST of NV, please post it here.  This thread remains unlocked so that additions can be made at any time.  When posting with a link, please include:

 

     - Title of the Link
     - The link itself whether linked to an entire thread or an individual post within the thread
     - Which of the 8 topics/sections within the BEST of NV you think it best fits into

 

Once your candidate is moved into the BEST of NV post, a post will be added here.  

 

Your contributions here will help keep the BEST of NV pinned thread up to date.  Thanks.  


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#2 Vondragonnoggin

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:32 PM

“Image Intensifier and dark hydrogen clouds” started by cnoct

https://www.cloudyni...ydrogen-clouds/. - 2014

 

NV Frequently Asked Questions:

How is viewing through NV different than viewing through conventional eyepieces?



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:02 PM

“DIY Intensified IIT setup for around $200 project.” Started by cj7hawk, Sept 07, 2011

https://www.cloudyni...nd-200-project/

 

NV Buyer’s Guide

 

should go under new heading of DIY project examples. This is a long thread on DIY eyepiece using gen 1 cascade (ABC) tubes. Either EEV or Varo tubes

 

The historical aspect of this thread in regards to Night Vision Astronomy is also pretty cool. Pay attention to mention of amber filter over ocular in regards to scintillation noise. 


Edited by Vondragonnoggin, 14 March 2019 - 08:34 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:23 AM

“Winter Diffuse Nebulae thru Image Intensifier” started by jdbastro, Feb 10th 2013

https://www.cloudyni...ge-intensifier/

 

NV Photography

 

Some great shots at 2x with 50mm f/1.3 lens and 12nm Ha



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:29 AM

“Nebula Pics thru Image Intensifier” started by jdbastro, Jan 13, 2013

https://www.cloudyni...ge-intensifier/

 

NV Photography

 

afocal photos from jdbastro. Some insights from Glenn LeDrew on turning gain down to reduce scintillation and give smoother appearance. 



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:00 PM

Thanks to all those who worked hard on this nice initiative.

 

One small suggestion: if I understand correctly, that this is the place where the suggestions for inclusion in the pinned threads are presented, then I feel it would be helpful especially for new forum members to edit the intro to the "Best of NV candidates" as follows, for example (suggestions in bold font):

 

This is the starting point for finding comprehensive information about NV.  Each of the topics below link will bring you to sections containing links with detailed information.  Unless seeking answers to specific questions, it is best to start at the top and work your way through the various links that are all titled; most are also dated by the year the information was posted. All threads are locked, except for the “Best of NV candidates”, which is the place where proposals for inclusion in the locked threads can be presented.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 09:35 AM

If those more expert than me agree, this seems to be a very short and good explanation about EBI. Thanks to forum member Luis Serrano who originally posted it.

 

Title: Brief video explanation about EBI.

https://www.youtube....h?v=kzVMwzoZwOQ

Maybe for the NV Introduction?


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 05:44 PM

If those more expert than me agree, this seems to be a very short and good explanation about EBI. Thanks to forum member Luis Serrano who originally posted it.

 

Title: Brief video explanation about EBI.

https://www.youtube....h?v=kzVMwzoZwOQ

Maybe for the NV Introduction?

A wealth of NV videos from Carpe Nocturnum!

 

Hopefully I will find time this week to view them all.



#9 GeezerGazer

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:38 PM

The following links have been referred to CN Admin to be added to the locked threads (this may take a few days)

“Image Intensifier and dark hydrogen clouds” started by cnoct

https://www.cloudyni...ydrogen-clouds/. - 2014  Already added as second link to first question in FAQs

 

Title: Brief video explanation about EBI.

https://www.youtube....h?v=kzVMwzoZwOQ

Maybe for the NV Introduction?   Added to Miscellaneous section temporarily (see note below)

 

 

 

 

“DIY Intensified IIT setup for around $200 project.” Started by cj7hawk, Sept 07, 2011

https://www.cloudyni...nd-200-project/

 

NV Buyer’s Guide Added to Buyer's Guide as second link under DIY

 

“Winter Diffuse Nebulae thru Image Intensifier” started by jdbastro, Feb 10th 2013

https://www.cloudyni...ge-intensifier/

 

NV Photography  added to NV Photography

 

“Nebula Pics thru Image Intensifier” started by jdbastro, Jan 13, 2013

https://www.cloudyni...ge-intensifier/

 

NV Photography  also added to NV Photography

 

 

 

 

 

When in doubt about where these suggestions will go, I'll place them into the Miscellaneous section until we have enough (4-5) links about similar topics to start a new section.  I'm thinking that we already need a section specifically about NV Image Intensifier Tubes where some of these links might fit together in a more cohesive way... rather than trying to fit them into an existing section where they would be an outlier.  

 

Dmala, your amendment to the opening paragraph in the BEST of NV thread was also forwarded for inclusion.

Thanks to each of you for the valuable contributions. 


Edited by GeezerGazer, 23 March 2019 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:24 PM

Thank you! I just used the Best of to learn a bit about 3x lenses, and other topics prior to that, so the whole thing is being put to use.
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Posted 02 March 2022 - 09:48 AM

Ray,

 

I just checked and see that you have not added the filter thread that you and Longbond created.  I feel this is an absolute must add to the filter help thread.

 

https://www.cloudyni...ilter-position/

 

Ed


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#12 GeezerGazer

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Posted 02 March 2022 - 11:21 PM

Thanks Ed, I'll arrange to have it added.  wink.gif



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Posted 24 April 2022 - 10:10 AM

Ultimate Night Vision Kit in Pictures

 

https://www.cloudyni.../#entry11849496

 

This is about the entire NV optical train including both lenses and filters. I'm not sure whether lenses or filters is the best thread.

 

Thanks to GOLGO13 for assembling this.


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Posted 24 April 2022 - 12:00 PM

How ‘bout it’s own thread, since it is about integrating all the different catagories of stuff?
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Posted 24 April 2022 - 05:16 PM

How ‘bout it’s own thread, since it is about integrating all the different catagories of stuff?

Yes. A NV 101 on what you need for what. 



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Posted 26 April 2022 - 12:13 PM

"The Ultimate NV Kit in Pictures" has been submitted to be placed as the second link in the NV Introduction section.  It should appear in a day or two.  It does doesn't fit well into any of the other subsections, but is very appropriate in the Intro section as it provides a good visual explanation of components. 

Ray


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Posted 29 April 2022 - 01:00 AM

There has been a changing of the guard.  In the future, Golgo13 will monitor and take care of the BEST of NV thread.  I'm fine, just taking a break and doing some other things.  The BEST of NV is in good hands.  Thanks to all, but especially to Moshen, Jeff Morgan, Vondragonnoggin and Edggie for their research and help in creating the BEST thread.  

Ray


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Posted 29 April 2022 - 07:41 PM

Thank you Ray, GOLGO13 and other NV forum stalwarts for your service!



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Posted 17 May 2022 - 12:23 AM

Golgo13, 

The recent release of the Trybe adapter will change the dynamics of NV purchasing, permitting the PVS-14 to be used in afocal or prime focus.  I recommend that Cnoct's thread about the adapter and Gavster's thread about Afocal vs Prime be added as the second and third thread under the NV and Lenses section in the BEST of NV.   Thanks

 

https://www.cloudyni...ith-parts-list/

 

https://www.cloudyni...l-observations/

 

Ray


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Posted 17 May 2022 - 06:45 AM

Golgo13,
The recent release of the Trybe adapter will change the dynamics of NV purchasing, permitting the PVS-14 to be used in afocal or prime focus. I recommend that Cnoct's thread about the adapter and Gavster's thread about Afocal vs Prime be added as the second and third thread under the NV and Lenses section in the BEST of NV. Thanks

https://www.cloudyni...ith-parts-list/

https://www.cloudyni...l-observations/

Ray


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