The ATN NVB8X Night Vision Bi-ocular combines a high quality image intensifier tube with two eyepieces that lets the user comfortably look through the unit with both eyes, reducing eye strain. The 8x magnification and large 130mm lens system provides the user with excellent resolution and with a 8° field of view. The NVB3X also carries a built-in infrared illuminator which allows the user to see in total darkness.
The catadioptric lens system allows the unit to transmit a 216mm focal length in a mid-size system. The resulting 8° angle of view provides high magnification that is well-suited for hunting and wildlife viewing.
This unit is both head and helmet mountable for hands-free viewing and carries a water-resistant housing, making the NVB8X a great choice for outdoor viewing.
What do the different types of generation mean?
A Night Vision Device can be either a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation unit. What this stands for is what type of image intensifier tube is used for that particular device; the image intensifier tube is the heart and soul of a night vision unit.
1st GENERATION is currently the most popular type of night vision in the world. Utilizing the basic principles described earlier, a 1st generation unit will amplify the existing light several thousand times letting you clearly see in the dark. These units provide a bright and sharp image at a low cost, which is perfect, whether you are boating, observing wildlife, or providing security for your home. You may notice the following when you are looking through a 1st generation unit.
- A slight high-pitched whine when the unit is on.
- The image you see may be slightly blurry around the edges. This is known as Geometric Distortion.
- When you turn a 1st Gen. unit off it may glow green for some time.
- These are inherent characteristics of a 1st Gen. unit and are normal.
2nd GENERATION is primarily used by law enforcement or for professional applications. This is because the cost of a 2nd Gen. unit is approximately $500.00 to $1000.00 more then a 1st Gen. The main difference between a 1st and a 2nd generation unit is the addition of a micro-channel plate, commonly referred to as a MCP. The MCP works as an electron amplifier and is placed directly behind the photocathode. The MCP consists of millions of short parallel glass tubes. When the electrons pass through these short tubes, thousands more electrons are released. This extra process allows 2nd generation units to amplify the light many more times then 1st generation giving you a brighter and sharper image.
2nd GENERATION FEATURES:
- Photo Cathode type: Multi-Alkali
- Resolution from 40 to 45 lp/mm
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio from 12 to 20
- 5,000+ hour tube life
3rd GENERATION image intensifier tubes are of the highest quality. They have a micro channel plate, GaAs photocathode, and a completely self-contained integral high-voltage power supply. These 3rd Generation tubes provide a combined increase in resolution, signal to noise and photosensitivity over tubes with a multi-alkali photocathode. Generation 3 is the standard for the USA military.
3rd GENERATION FEATURES:
- Photo Cathode type: Gallium Arsenide
- Resolution 64 lp/mm
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio 22 Typical
- 10,000-hour tube life
WHITE PHOSPHOR DIGITAL is ATN's new cutting edge technology for night vision solutions.
Studies show that nighttime scenes appear remarkably more natural in black and white versus the usual green. B&W provides clearer information about contrast, shapes and shadows. ATNs White Phosphor Technology© provides users with this natural B&W Night Vision Image.
Operators that tested units reported a significantly better degree of detail, overall contrast, full moon similarity and range of shades. WPT™ provides more discriminating shades of intensity between white and black than between green and black resulting in better contrast and depth perception then when compared to green phosphor NVG's.
The majority of the WPT™ performance characteristics are on par or better then the latest Gallium Arsenide based image intensifier tubes. WPT™ specifications include typical resolution of 60 lp/mm (with some over 74 lp/mm) and Signal-to-Noise figures as high as 25.
Designed for Special Operations WPT™ is not a toy. If your life depends on your gear and you want to improve your operational effectiveness you should check it out.
NOTE: Do not test the scope in daylight conditions even with the daylight filter/lens cap on for more than ten (10) minutes.
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ATN NVB8X Night Vision Binoculars, Case, Neck Lanyard, IR450-B4, Battery, Lens Tissue, Warranty Card, Instruction Manual
Dimensions & Specifications
Angle of View:
-40 - +50° C
Range of Focus:
20 Yards to Infinity
-6 to +5
Figure of Merit:
Mean Time Before Failure:
1 CR123A (Included)
8.4" x 6" x 5.3"
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