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Link Posted: 2/24/2016 10:58:31 PM EDT
Inner city stargazing; yet another activity made possible with the handy PVS14.

No stars (the lights are aircraft).





This game works in rural areas too, except you go from lots of stars to stars you didn't even know were there. At least that was my recollection from cola warrior.
Link Posted: 3/21/2016 1:46:06 PM EDT
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Dope Pic!!!! Never thought to take a panorama with Iphone and PVS 14. Will now though.
Link Posted: 3/21/2016 4:26:58 PM EDT
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Dope Pic!!!! Never thought to take a panorama with Iphone and PVS 14. Will now though.
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Originally Posted By OsoGrande:
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Dope Pic!!!! Never thought to take a panorama with Iphone and PVS 14. Will now though.

Thanks!

It works well, just needs to be cropped at the top and bottom to remove the jagged edge from the stitching.
Link Posted: 5/16/2016 8:10:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/29/2016 2:08:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2016 2:10:23 AM EDT by sbye]
Took this while out shooting tonight. Tube is a mx-10160A Omni IV.
Link Posted: 8/10/2016 1:18:39 AM EDT
On vacation, left my Sentinels at home.

Twin comes through in the clutch and loans me a set of PVS-7s.

Orange Beach through NODs.

Link Posted: 8/10/2016 12:55:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2016 12:58:07 PM EDT by Spartikis]
Gulf of mexico + white sandy beach while on vacation this summer.
Picture was taken with an IPhone 5 and PVS-14
Link Posted: 8/11/2016 1:05:10 PM EDT
Is thermal allowed here? I hope so.











Link Posted: 8/13/2016 9:30:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2016 9:31:54 AM EDT by Couch-Commando]
I wasn't satisfied with my makeshift gorpro mount, since the wide angle lens meant that the majority of the pixels were wasted on the area around the tube. My dad got me a fancy new cellphone that takes pictures twice as good as my old digital camera, so I came up with makeshift night vision camera, mark II.



One day I will have the money, and will probably get a TNVC gopro mount for live video. I learned that they will let me use my night vision at a couple of Friday night competitions around here.

More inner city stars.



Plants definitely have higher definition.





Never tried a panoramic picture before, but it is pretty cool.


Link Posted: 8/13/2016 8:48:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2016 8:53:09 PM EDT by rainmaker9]
1st try at a iPhone panorama with a PVS14 in the basement...pretty neat.
Edit...photobucket really dropped the resolution.


Link Posted: 8/13/2016 9:59:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2016 11:29:08 PM EDT by BROvet04]
My budget build repoted May 1992 MX 10130A into a 10130B can and a new PVS-7D housing.





L3 tubed PVS 14 I got from TNVC a few years ago. IR on in a completely dark garage. Much clearer than the 20 year older tube.

Link Posted: 8/14/2016 2:33:34 AM EDT
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Nice, thanks for sharing and glad the 14 is still going strong!
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Originally Posted By BROvet04:
My budget build repoted May 1992 MX 10130A into a 10130B can and a new PVS-7D housing.

<a href="http://s268.photobucket.com/user/tom051876/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-08/62D6AE8F-0B6F-4129-8514-6B6F115F8B06_zpsq7fu7rjc.jpeg.html" target="_blank">http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj19/tom051876/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-08/62D6AE8F-0B6F-4129-8514-6B6F115F8B06_zpsq7fu7rjc.jpeg</a>

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L3 tubed PVS 14 I got from TNVC a few years ago. IR on in a completely dark garage. Much clearer than the 20 year older tube.

<a href="http://s268.photobucket.com/user/tom051876/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-08/03D8B591-909B-447F-92C2-0EE9961465EC_zpsb16vmeas.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj19/tom051876/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-08/03D8B591-909B-447F-92C2-0EE9961465EC_zpsb16vmeas.jpg</a>


Nice, thanks for sharing and glad the 14 is still going strong!



You guys sell great products, I think these tubes can last for a long time. Just look at that 10130A surplus tube. That is desert storm era technology and it's still going strong. The pictures are screen shots of video so it really doesn't show it as clear as it should. I might get another tube for cheap and try to make a budget two tube setup. ANVIS housing are not cheap. Would like to use the PVS 7 parts I have to save funds.
Link Posted: 9/14/2016 3:23:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2016 3:25:28 AM EDT by Punctual]
Was in the market for a PVS14 to prepare for some hunting season and recently jumped on the TNVC Omni VIII WPT blem sale offered to us at ARF.

Picked up a tube with the following specs;

SNR: 37.2
Photocathode: 2581
LP/MM: 72
EBI: 1.2
Halo: .66

I just received the 14 from TNVC today via FedEx.

I apologize about the iPhone quality pictures and it's a bright night in Texas, lots of ambient light from the moon :)

I'll be running this pvs through some trips to the property over the next couple weeks and will try to get some better pictures up.





Link Posted: 9/14/2016 7:36:52 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Punctual:
Was in the market for a PVS14 to prepare for some hunting season and recently jumped on the TNVC Omni VIII WPT blem sale offered to us at ARF.

Picked up a tube with the following specs;

SNR: 37.2
Photocathode: 2581
LP/MM: 72
EBI: 1.2
Halo: .66

I just received the 14 from TNVC today via FedEx.

I apologize about the iPhone quality pictures and it's a bright night in Texas, lots of ambient light from the moon :)

I'll be running this pvs through some trips to the property over the next couple weeks and will try to get some better pictures up.



https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14264245_10154495674317552_5928525315943209180_n.jpg?oh=b4d60f0b68c943caffbc0a991caf1e88&oe=584484C9
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Wow, looks awesome. Makes me want to switch my Sentinels to WP tubes. Maybe someday when I'm not poor lol.
Link Posted: 9/15/2016 2:01:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2016 2:02:58 PM EDT by TNVC]
Link Posted: 12/30/2016 12:10:36 AM EDT
Thanks to OsoGrande for the idea of doing an iPhone pano. Here's a couple shots from creeping around this evening. All through a 10160 tube, part of a Mod-3 build.









and some selfies -





(notice the purple squiggle, showing the DSLR picking up the IR illuminator from the Mod-3 that I left on?
Link Posted: 12/30/2016 1:59:27 AM EDT
Awesome pics!

I've tried to take a few freehand holding my S5 and snapping through my PVS 14, but they look like crap. Had a nice view of Andromeda last week and tried like hell to get a good pic, but my best still looked pretty bad. I need to come up with a way to snap decent pics.
Link Posted: 12/30/2016 11:35:13 AM EDT
Very cool shots!!!!
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Link Posted: 1/6/2017 6:41:53 AM EDT
Need a canon camera adapter cause my phone blows. Work pvs-14. Zero idea whats inside. Last pic was on a different night. Not as cold.




Cloudless +stars no ambient lighting.


Moonless plus bad fog
Link Posted: 1/6/2017 2:24:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2017 2:24:55 PM EDT by BushmanLA]
Edited with snapseed, taken with an older model ATN OTS-X
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Link Posted: 1/6/2017 6:48:31 PM EDT
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Edited with snapseed, taken with an older model ATN OTS-X
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"Bravest Girl in the World"
Link Posted: 1/7/2017 10:45:40 PM EDT
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Our L3 WPT tubes have some exceptional specs (some punn intended!) Not sure if I have seen any higher PVS-14 tube specs around here from what you have. My personal unit is in the 37's SNR and 72LP, was from one other in this lot. I will check and post back.

Glad you like the tube, they are all pretty much super tubes.
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Originally Posted By Punctual:
Was in the market for a PVS14 to prepare for some hunting season and recently jumped on the TNVC Omni VIII WPT blem sale offered to us at ARF.

Picked up a tube with the following specs;

SNR: 37.2
Photocathode: 2581
LP/MM: 72
EBI: 1.2
Halo: .66


I just received the 14 from TNVC today via FedEx.

I apologize about the iPhone quality pictures and it's a bright night in Texas, lots of ambient light from the moon :)

I'll be running this pvs through some trips to the property over the next couple weeks and will try to get some better pictures up.



https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14264245_10154495674317552_5928525315943209180_n.jpg?oh=b4d60f0b68c943caffbc0a991caf1e88&oe=584484C9
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Our L3 WPT tubes have some exceptional specs (some punn intended!) Not sure if I have seen any higher PVS-14 tube specs around here from what you have. My personal unit is in the 37's SNR and 72LP, was from one other in this lot. I will check and post back.

Glad you like the tube, they are all pretty much super tubes.


What do these run, Vic? Spectacular specs!
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Nice COTI pics!
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Thanks, finally got a chance to get out and use it this weekend. It's a shame there aren't more pics out there with COTI's. Using that to scan while driving around blacked out is almost as much a game changer as the first time I took out a thermal scope....
Link Posted: 1/30/2017 11:32:19 AM EDT
I finally got a chance to take sky pictures in an unlit rural area after I went to a shooting match with nods. 


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Link Posted: 2/1/2017 3:16:17 PM EDT
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Video through the COTI.
Very dark night with no moon. You can see how it auto contrasts as I add more or less of the horizon in the frame. This is in white hot and in Patrol mode.

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Video through the COTI.
Very dark night with no moon. You can see how it auto contrasts as I add more or less of the horizon in the frame. This is in white hot and in Patrol mode.

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Nice to see some more COTI stuff in here.
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What thermal is that?

Anyway, how about NV/thermal combo's?

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I'll take pics tonight.
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I must be an old fashioned type of guy because I love the green and I'm meh on the WP but damn that looks great.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 6:57:52 PM EDT
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What thermal is that?

Anyway, how about NV/thermal combo's?

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/260264/20170216-133534-147855.JPG

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That looks heavy! Your poor neck. I'm going to do you a favor and look out for you. Send that heavy thing to me and I'll suffer with it!
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An old ATN OTS-X.  Best picture taker I have but it only does 20 at a time and then takes 15 mins to download to a computer.

I've taken some really cool shots with it.


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Link Posted: 2/18/2017 12:09:19 AM EDT
Very clear night, even here in the 'burbs. I need to snag a pair of the 3x magnifiers one of these days...









and always good to see a smile on the wife's face stargazing through the Mod-3s



Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:38:31 AM EDT
Just got home.

No moon, no stars. Some road lights maybe a mile away and a couple random small lights.

You could see nothing with the naked eye. Pvs-7 gen 3, gated. Thin film.

Pics don't do it justice



Other side of the road more lights but not by much
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:51:45 AM EDT
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What thermal is that?

Anyway, how about NV/thermal combo's?

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/260264/20170216-133534-147855.JPG

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That's almost my exact setup. Mod 3 with COTI. A bit heavy, but doable and awesome what it'll pick up...

Now post some through the optic pics!!!
Link Posted: 2/19/2017 2:19:14 PM EDT
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That's almost my exact setup. Mod 3 with COTI. A bit heavy, but doable and awesome what it'll pick up...

Now post some through the optic pics!!!
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Phone pics are tough. Doesn't bloom near as bad as it looks. The image seems slightly off though, and I don't know how to line them up. Nothing in the manual about it.

Also, don't mind the UFO at the top. Moon glare.
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Phone pics are tough. Doesn't bloom near as bad as it looks. The image seems slightly off though, and I don't know how to line them up. Nothing in the manual about it.

Also, don't mind the UFO at the top. Moon glare.
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What the heck is COTI?!
Link Posted: 2/19/2017 6:16:20 PM EDT
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What the heck is COTI?!
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Clip-On Thermal Imager
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Ah. Sounds $. Looks cool.
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What thermal is that?

Anyway, how about NV/thermal combo's?

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/260264/20170216-133534-147855.JPG

I'll take pics tonight.
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I see Nivisys has TACS demo model(s) for sale at $2,250
TACS "Thermal Acquisition Clip-On System", to be added to
night vision monocular with 320 x 240 VOx sensor

No affiliation but that sounds a great price for someone looking to add a COTI type thermal to their NV
Link Posted: 2/20/2017 7:12:04 PM EDT
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Here's some video taken at an airsoft night game. I used the TNV/PVS-14 L3 Gen3 OMNI VIII and filmed with an IPhone.

[youtube]TVv6HUYid1k[/youtube]
Link Posted: 2/20/2017 7:32:29 PM EDT
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Here's some video taken at an airsoft night game. I used the TNV/PVS-14 L3 Gen3 OMNI VIII and filmed with an IPhone.

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Linky no worky. At least for me.
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