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    Re: Night Vision Scopes
    From: José Otavio O. de Almeida
    Date: 2005 Jun 26, 11:11 -0300
    I`ve used my Zenith night vision scope in dark skies at sea, in the South Atlantic. This scope amplifies light significantly, but its image is not very sharp. Newer technology scopes are certainly sharper. It was interesting for faint objects like Orion`s Nebula, or the Magellan Clouds, for which high resolution was not critical, but light gathering was.
    But I still prefer my Vixen 10x50 binocular, not so effective for dim objects, but its corrected optics giving beautifull sights, as compared to the greenish screen of the night scope. It`s an interesting vison anyway. José Almeida, S12 59 W38 30.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Robert Eno
    Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 8:39 PM
    Subject: Night Vision Scopes

    Hello List,
     
    Has anyone used a night vision scope for conducting star sights at sea?  The idea intrigues me and in theory it sounds like it would work, but I do not know anyone who has actually used one at sea.
     
    Robert 
       
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