Gone are the days when hunting or viewing were relegated as daytime activities. With the invention and improvement of night vision functions, optical instruments such as binoculars, monoculars and scopes have redefined viewing pleasure and have expanded the use of optics from a simple instrument of sport or hobby and turned it into an invaluable tool for security and military operations . One of the top manufacturers in the industry is Yukon Advanced Optics, which produces some of the most reliable night vision equipment in the industry today.
The gift of night vision
Night vision in optics refers to the ability of an instrument to operate under low light conditions and to process images even in total darkness. Prior to the invention of this technology, observing a subject was significantly limited by the availability of ambient lighting. As such, the use of binoculars, goggles and telescopes were generally performed at day time. This restricted many activities that relied heavily on optical instruments.
With the use of night vision in many types of optical instruments, however, this is no longer a problem. Although technologies utilizing thermal imaging are also used, the most commonly found in optics is IR or infrared, which allows the user to view objects in the absence of light. Today, night vision can be found on digital cameras, rifle scopes and optics used for observations.
Yukon Advanced Optics Night Vision
To meet the growing need for high quality night vision instruments, Yukon Advanced Optics offers several lines of night vision equipment. These range from monoculars to goggles to mounted rifle scopes. A few choices that offer top quality include:
The night vision binocular Series
Optical instruments in the nvb series are some of the most reliable and top quality night vision optics that Yukon manufactures. The nvb series uses two power lenses to magnify objects and built-in infrared technology to allow the user to view the surroundings in total darkness.
The nvb is an excellent choice for night time explorations because it is shock-proof and highly durable. It is also excellent as part of camping gear because it is compact and lightweight.
The NVMT Series
Another of Yukon Advanced Optics' night vision instruments is the NVMT series, a good choice for users who prefer monoculars. This is an excellent night vision optics for beginners, particularly because the use of the technology is simplified. The NVMT series is designed for use outdoors and for exploratory purposes, which explains its tough, rubberized built designed to resist moisture. It's also compact, just big enough to be held comfortably in one hand or stored in a backpack or pocket.
The NVMT monocular features multi-coated lenses that work in eliminating glare in bright conditions while improving the transmission of light in low light conditions. Dusk sightings allow the NVMT to amplify visible light to produce a working image. In total darkness, it relates on its built-in IR illuminator to produce images. It's also very energy efficient so there are no concerns regarding excessive battery usage.
The Sentinel Series
For high end night vision optics from Yukon, a fine choice is the Sentinel series of rifle scopes. It features an ergonomic design, high quality optics and enhanced functionality. It uses two AA batteries and may be mounted with some of the most commonly used calibers.
It also features a horizontal and vertical scale, which aids in calculating shooting distances and increasing accuracy. It is highly efficient and is designed to be used outdoors, even in damp conditions. This is Yukon Advanced Optics' answer to demand for night vision equipment that can withstand heavy rains and moisture.