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Link Posted: 12/11/2019 3:38:02 PM EST
There seems to be some renewed interest in the COTI units lately - here's a shot from the end of the day after some deer hunting, with my buddies walking back down the trail towards our trucks.

L3 Filmless White Phosphor with COTI


Link Posted: 12/12/2019 1:08:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jwramp:
There seems to be some renewed interest in the COTI units lately - here's a shot from the end of the day after some deer hunting, with my buddies walking back down the trail towards our trucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjUVyDYG5HI

https://i.imgur.com/neuaqa8h.jpg
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Would you say it is worth it JW?
Link Posted: 12/12/2019 5:37:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KPog:

Would you say it is worth it JW?
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I dunno man, I sure enjoy it, but it’s a lot of coin. I’m sure plenty of people would say we’re all crazy for spending this kind of cash on NVGs though, so just depends on your situation. I think they’re definitely overpriced for the sensor you get in them, but no real comparable options for any cheaper out there. I very much prefer it to a separate thermal unit for most of my purposes. If you were a heavy night hunter I bet the money would be better spent on a high res unit with a big ol piece of germanium on it.
Link Posted: 12/12/2019 8:29:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jwramp:
There seems to be some renewed interest in the COTI units lately - here's a shot from the end of the day after some deer hunting, with my buddies walking back down the trail towards our trucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjUVyDYG5HI

https://i.imgur.com/neuaqa8h.jpg
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👍👍
Link Posted: 12/12/2019 8:53:30 PM EST
PSQ-20 You get Fusion if you want it but yet the thermal is a separate thermal channel that runs independent of the NV
Link Posted: 12/16/2019 8:09:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/26/2019 6:51:38 PM EST by shifty522]

mk3/60



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Link Posted: 1/22/2020 6:19:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jwramp:
There seems to be some renewed interest in the COTI units lately - here's a shot from the end of the day after some deer hunting, with my buddies walking back down the trail towards our trucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjUVyDYG5HI

https://i.imgur.com/neuaqa8h.jpg
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Is hunting with thermal and night vision allowed in PA?
Link Posted: 1/22/2020 6:29:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dsparil:

Is hunting with thermal and night vision allowed in PA?
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No.
Link Posted: 3/21/2020 9:58:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/21/2020 10:00:52 AM EST by HairFIN]
Testing at woods.
Photonis xx1441 tube.



Link Posted: 3/21/2020 2:20:05 PM EST
Looking at some of the new pics vs the old ones Vic and me and others posted ia amazing.
The photography with some of these thermal units is amazing.

I should repost some of the old shots but just for kicks, here is my favorite PVS-14 pic.

Link Posted: 3/21/2020 3:23:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By edwin907:
Looking at some of the new pics vs the old ones Vic and me and others posted ia amazing.
The photography with some of these thermal units is amazing.

I should repost some of the old shots but just for kicks, here is my favorite PVS-14 pic.

https://i.imgur.com/qngweFE.jpg
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You've been had.  It's a green filter:

https://tineye.com/search/571317e8f4fcec3be0ebc60ce20890c1a9a89e13?page=1

Link Posted: 3/21/2020 6:13:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/21/2020 8:46:48 PM EST by edwin907]
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It was MY photoshop!

You are the first one to catch it! Impressive!

I slid it in with these other decade old photos.









Link Posted: 3/22/2020 10:41:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By edwin907:



It was MY photoshop!

You are the first one to catch it! Impressive!


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Well played
Link Posted: 3/22/2020 12:19:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/23/2020 2:06:27 AM EST by HairFIN]
Little video.
Photonis xx1441 tube.
Woods
Another..
Link Posted: 7/20/2020 9:45:18 AM EST
Wake up!



Link Posted: 7/20/2020 9:54:46 AM EST
NEOWISE

Link Posted: 7/20/2020 10:05:34 AM EST
This looks like a good spot to post photos...

Neowise:


Pig pen, Garden, Barn
Link Posted: 7/20/2020 11:35:53 AM EST
NEOWISE in the suburbs -



Link Posted: 7/20/2020 4:45:15 PM EST


My dog in NV/ Coti in Patrol mode.
Link Posted: 7/31/2020 1:35:04 PM EST
Neowise

Neowise by Jacob Brightman, on Flickr" />
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Holy crap, look at all those emission points all over the tube. What a piece of garbage

Sick photo, sir.
Link Posted: 8/11/2020 10:01:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jwramp:

Holy crap, look at all those emission points all over the tube. What a piece of garbage

Sick photo, sir.
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What’s weird is the emission points we’re flying all over the place! Lol

There’s already a lot of Perseid meteors. The next few nights should be awesome.
Link Posted: 8/11/2020 10:43:41 AM EST
Not that I am complaining but why does DallasLooterShooter have a picture of Jessica Alba in his post?
Link Posted: 8/11/2020 11:31:31 AM EST
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Wow!
Link Posted: 8/21/2020 2:41:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2020 10:22:25 PM EST
Had a great evening with Chuck from Presscheck at the P&S Training Summit this weekend along with a decent contingent from 19th group (31s all around). Snagged a few shots through the MOD-3 w/ COTI -



Link Posted: 9/9/2020 11:32:29 AM EST
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Love that pic.

Doing training in at a prison?
Link Posted: 9/29/2020 4:06:51 AM EST




91% moon, clear skies. I also noticed when looking across the field at scenes that were half reflected moonlight off of trees/half sky and stars, I got a bit of rapid dim/brightening of the tube sometimes, maybe 5-10% contrast change. Was this autogating?
Link Posted: 9/29/2020 8:24:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2020 8:30:36 AM EST by flashbag]
Peq-2 on high with illuminator from helmet on
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Peq-2 on high with no illumination
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Peq-2 on high, tree's are about 300 yrds away
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Wife looking at stars with pvs7 from @wjoutlaw
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Link Posted: 9/29/2020 8:29:45 AM EST
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[Last Edit: 9/29/2020 9:54:59 AM EST by will-1]
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Originally Posted By JohnDough:

On a PVS14 with manual gain? Looked out after the moon had gone down and did not notice it again. Maybe autogating? It reminded me of an engine with aggressive timing where it detects a hair of knock, backs off, then advances timing again, although it happened in a fraction of a second, mainly when observing very moonlit trees.
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Yup. All the gain knob does is set the maximum gain.

@JohnDough To clarify, I mean yup as in it's the ABC, and not autogating. Both 11769 & 10160 tubes have ABC.
Link Posted: 10/1/2020 9:56:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2020 9:59:18 AM EST by jwramp]
Just went up to a spot overlooking downtown Pittsburgh this morning and stitched a few images together from the Accolade 2 XP50 (640px, 2.5x). Pretty awesome seeing thermal in high res when you combine shots together like this. Goes from a 0.3 megapixel image to 2.6 mp.


(confluence of Allegheny & Monongahela)


(Ohio river going around Brunot Island)


(Heinz Field and the Carnegie Science Center)
Link Posted: 10/1/2020 4:06:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jwramp:
Just went up to a spot overlooking downtown Pittsburgh this morning and stitched a few images together from the Accolade 2 XP50 (640px, 2.5x). Pretty awesome seeing thermal in high res when you combine shots together like this. Goes from a 0.3 megapixel image to 2.6 mp.

https://i.imgur.com/M892TKK.jpg
(confluence of Allegheny & Monongahela)

https://i.imgur.com/RJuadHi.jpg
(Ohio river going around Brunot Island)

https://i.imgur.com/tes9p5Y.jpg
(Heinz Field and the Carnegie Science Center)
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I am hugely impressed with the image quality!
Link Posted: 10/1/2020 4:36:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DV8EDD:

So clear, is that filmless?
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Yes, L3 Filmless WP
Link Posted: 10/4/2020 9:54:19 PM EST

L3 M890AV
Link Posted: 10/4/2020 11:02:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2020 5:52:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jwramp:
Just went up to a spot overlooking downtown Pittsburgh this morning and stitched a few images together from the Accolade 2 XP50 (640px, 2.5x). Pretty awesome seeing thermal in high res when you combine shots together like this. Goes from a 0.3 megapixel image to 2.6 mp.

https://i.imgur.com/M892TKK.jpg
(confluence of Allegheny & Monongahela)

https://i.imgur.com/RJuadHi.jpg
(Ohio river going around Brunot Island)

https://i.imgur.com/tes9p5Y.jpg
(Heinz Field and the Carnegie Science Center)
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Thats awesome! Nice seeing some local NV pics!
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 10:33:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2020 9:54:26 AM EST by JohnDough]
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 10:56:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By JohnDough:

Got a vid for you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2hpVK_Mxk8
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I never had a tube do that. My experience with ABC is it just dims the image and doesn't flicker back and forth. Doesn't mean that it won't I suppose. It's probably the ABC. Autogating will typically whine when it kicks in or at least initially when a light source triggers it and usually needs much brighter light than the onboard IR.
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 10:09:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2020 9:54:54 AM EST by JohnDough]
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 11:38:27 PM EST
Holding an iPhone up to a 14 really doesn’t do the tube any justice

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