I've been fascinated with night vision equipment for a long time, and recently purchased a PVS-14 with filmless white phosphor tube. I would like to give night vision astronomy a try, but I have no idea where to start. I do not own a telescope, and I have very little first-hand experience using one.
I'd like something that will work well for real-time viewing with my PVS-14, and is relatively compact and easy to store. What would give me the best experience for under $1k? Used is fine.
I live in a "red" zone for light pollution, so I expect that filters will be necessary. I don't mind spending a bit more on filters and eyepieces, provided these accessories are transferable to better quality scope if I decide to upgrade.
Thanks for your input!