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  • Night Vision

1. Introduction to Night Vision

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Though Night Visions Devices (NVD's) are very easy to use, technical jargon makes their literature tricky to understand. While any night vision equipment will greatly improve your ability to see at night, there are different grades of night vision goggles, night vision scopes, and thermal imaging cameras - from simple Gen 1 Night Vision monocular to an advanced Generation 3 Military Night vision goggles and rifle scopes - that will give you different levels of performance. While various digital night vision systems and thermal imaging cameras are becoming more available, the information about Night Vision presented below mostly focuses on how the most common night vision technology works - NV devices with various types of image intensifiers that convert weak light from the visible and near-infrared spectrum to visible light detectible by a human eye.

Understand How Night Vision Works