I own both green and white and in many ways, I prefer green.
But that is not what I would recommend.
The reason is that most people that have never used NV look at videos and feel the green looks unnatural. The reality is that you don't really notice it in practical use but people are turned off by it. People that actually use green will tell you that when viewing, you are barely aware of the color. As I said, I have come to prefer green in same ways (stars seem to pop out from the background better to me) but many that have not used it just can't accept that it is not black and while
And the only reason I don't recommend green is that with the above attitude being prevalent (green is unnatural), if you ever decide to sell it, you may have a hard time re-selling without taking a bigger loss! I don't recommend white becuase I think it is better, I recommed it because if for some reason you don't take to NV astronomy, you will probably loose less money and have an easier time finding a buyer if you have white. I actually prefer green though, but it is hard to find green thin filmed tubes with very high specs. They exist, but they simply are not common and since everyone wants white today, that is what the companies are making.
When WP first came out, it was much more expensive vs green, but now the price differential is small.
While filmless has the potential outperform thin filmed tubes, tubes come in many grades, and price being equal, you may be able to get better performance from a thin film tube.
It is all in the specs. If the thin film tube has better specs, it can perform better than the filmless tube with so-so specs.
The better vendors are usually going to have higher performance filmless tubes, and that is what you want to look at.
So, if you just go out and buy a filmless tube off the shelf at a discount vendor, there is no assurance that it will outperform a high grade thin film tube.
The two vendors most people on CN seem to deal with are Ultimate Night Vision (ask for Richard) and TNVC. Best to call them and tell them that you want a high spec tube for astronomy.
Edited by Eddgie, 07 June 2019 - 02:53 PM.