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Thermal Night Vision by ATN: Night Vision Cameras, Weapon Sights …

The Thermal Night Vision by ATN: Thermal Multi-Purpose System, Fusion Imaging Systems, Thermal Cameras.

Original Source: http://www.atncorp.com/thermal-night-vision

Night Vision Sale – Goggles, Rifle Scopes, Binoculars.

Night Vision Goggles Store selling Night Vision Weapon Sights, Thermal Weapon Sights, Rifle Scopes and Night Vision Goggles. Yukon and ATN Night Vision Sale.

Original Source: http://www.nightvisionguys.com/

Night vision – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Night vision is the ability to see in low light conditions. Whether by biological or technological means, night vision is made possible by a combination of two …

Original Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_vision

Night Vision versus Thermal Imaging – YouTube

Describes advantages and disadvantages of night vision technologies Night vision goggles and scopes make images from visible light, just like your eyes. So

Original Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAvnMYqj2c0

Thermal Night Vision by ATN: Night Vision Cameras, Weapon Sights …

The Thermal Night Vision by ATN: Thermal Multi-Purpose System, Fusion Imaging Systems, Thermal Cameras.

Original Source: http://www.atncorp.com/thermal-night-vision


NAV-TV FLIR Night Vision CES interview – Thermal Imaging Cameras

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Q&A:

ben_3600 asked How can night-vision goggles work without batteries?

They make light where there wasn’t any light before, according to the law of conservation of energy this should be impossible.

And got the following answer:

They don’t work without batteries…

Obviously you know a bit about physics, asking this question. The goggles pick up the the little light that is visible and enhances it.

If you’re thinking of thermal imaging, read this. Everything, living or dead, emits a certain level of light. Why? Electrons are spinning in every atom of everything on the Earth, but at different speeds. Photons are released from this process, and depending on how fast (faster means short wavelengths), it comes up differently in the thermal imaging goggles, giving you an image.

titties mcgee asked Where can you buy night vision monoculars in melbourne?

i need to know where to find night vision or (preferably) thermal imaging goggles cheap soon in melbourne, victoria! help?

And got the following answer:

You can find both for sale on eBay. Night vision isn’t too expensive but wait till you see what thermal imaging sells at. No such animal as “cheap” thermal imaging.

I hope this helps and you can find it useful

Fergy asked How much does it cost to buy an Infrared Camera? Or Thermal Imaging Camera?

I want to buy one but don’t know how much it cost and can’t find a website that can tell me or buy from. Does anyone know how much and where to buy? If possible also has night vision, black and white, negative, and embossed as well for the video camera.

And got the following answer:

Near IR can be taken by a modified digital camera where the lowpass filter is removed. There are companies out there that will modify certain DSLR cameras to do this.

Thermal IR cameras start at around $3,000 for the low resolution units. If you want a good thermal IR camera, you’re looking at $30,000, or more. The expensive units will never have a price listed. You need to talk to the distributor. You can look on Ebay, however, I haven’t seen any really good deals on thermal IR cameras on Ebay.

Night vision is light amplification. You can buy night vision goggles from hunting stores and places that sell Russian goggles.

The above devices are bought separately as they use completely different sensor technologies.

asked What are the heat sensitive googles that let you see though walls?

not thermal, because thats really expensive, and not night vision because you can’t see though walls, what can I buy for a max of 200 dollars that lets me see though walls, and in the dark. 10 points 5 stars thanks a bunch

And got the following answer:

They are called thermal imaging goggles I believe.

http://www.x20.org

Brian asked Is there or at least can be made, a pair of goggles that can see into infrared and ultraviolet spectrums?

I’m looking for a do it all pair of eyes, infrared, night vision, thermal, ultraviolet. These could cycle from one to another but all in one pair of goggles.

And got the following answer:

I never heard of any such thing. Any device that shows you infrared or ultraviolet light is just a camera with a little monitor in the goggles. The camera can record the invisible light and the electronics change it to a visible color to display on the little monitor. Nigh vision is just a very sensitive camera that uses electronics to show the picture on the monitor brighter than it really is. So all such “goggles” are really a camera and monitor. But I never heard on one that does infrared and ultraviolet and image intensification all in one device.

TheTerminatorFan asked I have a question about night vision goggles?

If you go into Obama’s “summer home” at night; ok they work. But what happens when you blow things up? Or worse; go inside and the power is off. There is NO light inside so how do they work? I guess they have flashlights attached to their guns. Is THAT enough light for the night vision to work inside dark rooms?
Sorry, I meant Osamas summer home.

And got the following answer:

Depends on what kind of NVG you are using.

Thermal imaging would be able to see heat, and lack of light wouldn’t affect it at all. People still emit heat, even in the darkest of night (at least as long as they are alive).

Imaging Enhancement amplifies light still present in the night. There’s almost always some light out there in the world (try going into the middle of the ocean, where there’s no ambient light from natural sources. You can still cast a shadow from starlight with the right conditions, and you can usually still be able to see the horizon with the bare eye. You may have to squint a bit, but it’s doable). It’s very hard to get true zero-illumination situations where NVGs don’t work at all, but possible. It’s not likely if you are kicking down the door to Osama’s summer house, which is located in the Islamabad equivalent of Stamford, Connecticut. And yes, there are flashlights/laser pointers that can only be picked up by NVGs, to help the situation.

One of the big problems with wearing NVGs is that you can get TOO much light. Sudden intense bursts of light (eg explosions, street lights, etc) can cause the NVGs to white-out and blind the wearer temporarily.

Daeyel asked Why are enemy snipers so good at getting away?

American are being shot by Iraqi snipers, and Americans only act retroactively.
Why arent our snipers undercover seeking their snipers?
All it takes is thermal imaging/night vision goggles, and setting up a perimeter farther out. Snipers are obvious even to the untrained eye.

And dont try to tell me Americans are too obvious. Delta Force and Navy SEALS are highly trained to operate as foreign subjects, including fluency. See: Richard Marcinko, ‘Rogue Warrior’ in which a small group of SEALS were able to pass themselves as locals in Beirut, even obtaining information sought after by US intelligence for months.

And to those who think sniping is cowardice, I suggest a refresher course on American military tactics 1776-1783 particularly, ‘Battle of Lexington and Concord’.

So why are we unable to adapt, and place our snipers in position to snipe them? Is our military really so top heavy with approvals and permissions and decision making channels?

And got the following answer:

First off, you have no idea what you’re talking about. I’ve been a Scout/Sniper in the USMC for the last 14 years…In the Corps for the last 19. As far as being hit by enemy snipers…we aren’t, in fact the insurgency lacks the sufficent weapons and proficeint personnel to perform sniping attacks. We are being hit with IED’s a totally different animal all together. More like guerilla warfare, where an innocent person/vehicle sometimes women and young children/teens get close to our personnel and blow themselves up. If we shoot before confirmation then we’re baby killers, if we wait one millisecond too long we’re toast. If you knew anything about snipers you’d know that there has to be cover to snipe from sometimes in the form of buildings sometimes in the form of biological cover. In Iraq we have neither when out on patrol.

Snipers take out a hard or confirmed target and we sometimes take weeks to get where we’re going…the types of attacks happening to our troops in Iraq are fly bys, spontaneous and random. These are impossible to defend by snipers.

juan p asked What happens if you see a mirror through infrared (night vision) in the darkness?

anyone want to help me with this little homework?

i dont have a night vision camera

thanks!

And got the following answer:

The initial answers don’t really consider the proper information. There are some materials that reflect visible light but are opaque or transparent to others.

Infrared is not “just light” in the same way that microwaves and x-rays are not “just light”. They are all controlled by the same thing, photons, but a change from one to the other can be drastically different. Our skin is opaque to our eyes but mostly transparent to x-rays. Many materials are transparent to microwaves, but water isn’t so we can use it to cook food that has water in it or water added (meaning a microwave would not be very effective at heating dehydrated food that didn’t have water added).

A typical mirror is, in fact, most likely going to reflect infrared light.
However, even if the mirror material didn’t, most mirrors are covered with glass, and glass reflects infrared light. That is actually the principle behind how greenhouses work and a reason why cars get so much hotter than the outside (another is reduced convection).

I imagine the principle you are supposed to realize is that the glass actually would reflect infrared light before the “mirror” backing had a chance.

Otherwise, you would have to actually research what mirrors are usually made of and see what kinds of light they reflect. I don’t imagine that is your task (though maybe it is).

So you would see a reflected scene. It probably wouldn’t be as accurate as the scene you see without the goggles because the glass isn’t necessarily as good at reflecting as the polished metal behind it.

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As a side note, infrared goggles are usually called “heat vision” or “thermal vision” as heat results in infrared light. Goggles that are called “night vision” when they act to amplify available light to visible levels. These kinds of “image intensifiers” magnify visible light and sometimes light beyond the human visible spectrum. They usually would stop before the infrared spectrum though.

Image intensifiers allow one to see well in, for example, an empty field on a dark night by amplifying the faint starlight. Infrared goggles would make it harder to see long blades of grass apart from each other (as they are around the same temperature), but someone hiding in the thick grass would stand out like a lightbulb.

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From source:
“The amplification without the IR is typical of 1st Generation (you can see, but in most cases, it’s worth it to light up the night w/ your beam). With the IR, amplification is very good, just don’t look into any mirrors or glass surfaces (the beam’s reflection can be blinding).”

Jepedo47 asked How do night vision goggles/binoculars work?

Right, so just curious how they work and why they are so damn expensive.

And got the following answer:

Night vision goggles just amplify the light your looking at and allow you to see lower levels of light that the human eye cannot normally see. But they do require light to work, so if you were to look through them in complete darkness you still wouldn’t be able to see but even just moonlight is more then enough for them to work..

Then there’s thermal imaging which allows you to see heat signatures, Since these pick up heat not light they can work in total darkness but it can be difficult to see certain things with low heat from a distance.

They are so expensive because they are highly advanced technologies and anything optical related is going to be expensive because they require a lot of workmanship, even a pair of glasses can cost hundreds of dollars. Plus they are made almost exclusively for law enforcement and military operations they have to be very durable and made from high quality materials.