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    Has anyone heard of an electronic enhanced eyepiece with some kind of new technology (like night vision) that enhances visual astronomy?

    I read something like this once but can't find anything on it now.

    It was supose to only be available in the U.S. and was rumored to be costly.

    Any help would be great.

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    Hi lampy ... I read something about it on here but i cant remember who posted it ...
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    There was something called the Collins 13 system that was marketed a while back. I've seen reviews on it on Cloudy Nights. Unfortunately, it appears to be out of production now and was very expensive. I've thought of getting myself a night vision scope and trying to rig something up, but night vision devices are very expensive.
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    Hey all , The Collins I 3 system is still available from what i could gather from the web site ... But , MAN are they expensive .....Check them out ... www.ceoptics.com.index/html It does look to me to be some sort of night vision device according to the sample images on the web site... Most are tinted green just like night vision ...Hope this helps ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by roverich View Post
    Hey all , The Collins I 3 system is still available from what i could gather from the web site ... But , MAN are they expensive .....Check them out ... www.ceoptics.com.index/html It does look to me to be some sort of night vision device according to the sample images on the web site... Most are tinted green just like night vision ...Hope this helps ..
    Thanks Rich,

    That's the one I was thinking of. Very costly, I wonder if it's worth it.
    It sure does bring out alot of detail.

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    Yes it does ..But it makes everything look green ...As cheap as night vision stuff is you think we could modify something ...You can pick up a cheap night vision system for around 100 dollars .. As opposed to 3k ...Although they do use televue lenses in the collins system and its third gen. N.V. as opposed to the 100 dollar 1st. gen ..
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    The difference between 1st gen and 3rd gen is huge. Trust me. Yeah, it's expensive, but I bet it's a wonderful tool if you can afford it.

    I'll just stick with my basic Mark 1 Mod 0 eyeball for now.
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    Yea man ...I know all about the difference between ist. and 3rd. gen. night vision stuff ..... I will stick with my un-modded eyes also ...
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