So I initially purchased a PVS14 up here in Canada with a FOM of 1800 (SNR 28 and Res of 64, ebi of 0.45). Still learning how to use it with the scopes that I have but am already blown away at what can be accomplished.
One thing that I was underwhelmed by was my ability to see the Milky Way (at a 21.87 mag./arc sec2 site), unfiltered.
I can make out some structure but feel like I am limited by my SNR. I have the 3x afocal lens which provides great views, however I am looking for more. I'd love to be able to do easy sweeping of the sky with the 3x afocal, but with more details.
This company : http://www.nvoptics.com/pvs-14c.html Sells the PVC-14C (C for Canada?) with a 4G Photonis tube, with a minimum FOM of 2300, for ~12,000 CAD all in. Deep breath in.
Now, I could sell my current used PVS14 and a Lunt LS152 which doesn't get much usage and I wouldn't have to add that much.
Some concrete questions
1) Does anyone have an album of pictures they've taken with NV to replicate what they see at the eyepiece, through the unit? I'd really like to get a feel for what a tube with those specs would perform as, relative to what I have, visually, not in astrophotography mode.
2) Given the folks down in the states are much closer to these tube specs, how much WOULD you pay for your unit, given what you know now? How much is it worth to you ?
Edited by bobo99, 01 April 2020 - 11:49 AM.