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originally posted by: PhantomTwo
Even with a 20+ Megapixel camera hanging off the back of a 400mm lens at that distance and with that much atmospheric distortion at what I'd assume is fairly high ISO even with low shutter speed (someone mentioned a heavy tripod right) it would be very difficult to make much out.
originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: penroc3
I went through the same thing while researching a DIY night vision set up that didn't cost an arm and a leg. I have used a couple different gen 1 night vision scopes (P8079HP, and a Russian Cyclop-1 monocular) and both of mine were a simple low voltage (9-6V DC) positive/negative two wire set-ups and I think most NV gear is that way. I ended up going with, what I think was the best performing option, a P8079HP tube that was also used in British tanks. They pop up on Ebay from time to time and there's actually a couple, as of this writing, for sale there.
originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: Zaphod58
i didn't want to start a thread but tonight on my way home i saw two orange lights, like a pair they moved and hovered together never drifting very far apart.
i could see stars in between them and they looked pretty low, and they had no nav lights. any ideas?