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Re: HElP!!! Which night vision do I choose?!?!?!

Post by Chase_B on Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:10 pm

orion-452 wrote:hi there, I am in Australia and want to get goggles to view the stars and night sky's at with good resolution and distance capabilities. Studying these forums and products available I agree that this goggle PVS-7 may be the best for what I need. Do you agree...? my other issueis I don't think I am allowed to import one to Australia..


A PVS-7 will be your best option. You will also be limited to a few generation 2 model NVDs. This is one of the few models we can export to Australia: AT-NV-PVS7-2-NVGOPS7X2I

Anything less than generation 2 is not really all that useful for your application. I have tried generation 1 for star gazing. The image is pretty bad. Digital night vision is a little better, but gen 2 will give you the best performance we can offer you.

Re: HElP!!! Which night vision do I choose?!?!?!

Post by orion-452 on Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:33 pm

hi there, I am in Australia and want to get goggles to view the stars and night sky's at with good resolution and distance capabilities. Studying these forums and products available I agree that this goggle PVS-7 may be the best for what I need. Do you agree...? my other issueis I don't think I am allowed to import one to Australia..

Re: HElP!!! Which night vision do I choose?!?!?!

Post by Trevor_B on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:17 am

Ok, for viewing at those distances you will actually need to stay away from digital. Most digital units will get you up to about 100-125 yards with good conditions, some a bit further, but still not close to that 300 yard mark. You will want to step into the higher end Gen 3 units, ideally a Gen 3 Pinnacle unit. Gen 3 intensifier tubes possess the capability of viewing those distances and a pinnacle gen 3 tube, higher end, will give you the best resolution, very high lp/mm in pinnacle tubes. Now, Gen 3p units aren't the cheapest around. You can buy a monocular like the OPMOD PVS-14 for $3200 which comes with a Gen 3 Pinnacle tube and 64 lp/mm. If you want more of a goggle to use both eyes, you may want to look at a PVS-7 unit. This model of the PVS-7 from ATN in the gen 3P would be ideal.

As a rule of thumb, for casual users. 100 yards= Gen1= sun $1000. 200 yards= Gen 2= $2000 area. 300 yards= Gen 3= $3000+.

Not exact figures by any means, just a rough outline.

HElP!!! Which night vision do I choose?!?!?!

Post by tralow on Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:12 pm

I am looking to buy my father night vision goggles for Christmas. I have absolutely no knowledge in this area. After talking with a local salesman, I am still confused. I know that I would like to be able to use them for possibly looking at a distance of 300-400 yards. I'm leaning towards digital due to the fact that I was told that if the lens was exposed in daylight it wouldn't damage them. Don't know if this is true or not or if it really matters. Maybe I don't need digital. The recording option is not necessary. Don't think I want a scope, due to the fact he won't be using it on a gun. Any help or input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time in advance!!!

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