As a supplier of first rate astronomical telescopes and optics, there’s nothing we love more than all the invaluable odds, ends and gadgets on offer to enhance your celestial viewing, camping or bird watching experiences.
You’ll understand the logic that each of us here in the Sherwoods studio has our own optical viewing hobbies. We’re made up of astronomers, outdoor pursuits fanatics, twitchers and nature lovers; but the one thing we all agree is a must is night vision capability. We stock lots of different night vision optics and accessories to suit a huge range of interests and budgets, e.g. lightweight, long-distance etc. A red light torch is also a must for localised light-sensitive viewing such as referencing space charts or field guides.
A really great field guide is invaluable in all areas of interest. Most folks (us included) prefer to keep things compact and concise, so our range of star maps, bird watching guides etc. are all noted for their ease of use, portability and long-term relevance.
Once you’ve spent a long evening with your eye plastered to an astronomical telescope, you’ll understand why soft eyecups are invaluable! Most of our eyecups are designed for both day and night viewing, with some featuring great light pollution reduction design elements.
The best of astronomical telescopes won’t help you read a space chart on a blustery UK night! A simple compact magnifying glass is considered basic kit by bird watchers and astronomers alike.
Night vision is normally associated with police and spies in films. However, night vision has many practical applications. Basically, night vision refers to a device that allows an image to be to be seen in situations where it would be otherwise too dark to see it. Night vision can be achieved either via binoculars or goggles, and you may be surprised by how useful they can be.
Night vision devices work by gathering ambient light that is normally not visible to the naked eye. This can be infrared light, moonlight or starlight. The light is then transferred to a part of the ‘Image Intensifier Tube’ (IIT). Usually, light is made up of protons, but when it enters the IIT, it is transformed in electrons. These electrons are then combined with a phosphorus screen which changes the electrons into light that can be seen by the human eye. The user of the night vision goggles or binoculars then sees a green tinted image of the scene in front of them.
Although the police regularly use night vision, it has many other regular uses too. Night vision can aid a variety of hobbies, including fishing and bird watching. It can enable them to enjoy their hobbies at times when they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to. Night vision is also great for campers. When you are camping, there are often situations where you need to move around at night. While a torch can help with this, night vision makes it as simple as moving around during the day.
Some animals have adapted to see in the dark but humans are not among them. Our eyes are adept at picking up on visual stimuli in natural or artificial light, but in the absence of such illumination, we struggle to view our environment.
However, thanks to our immense powers of imagination and scientific prowess, we have been able to devise instruments that enable us to watch things in the dark. There are now many night vision products available for people to purchase. Indeed, you can get such offerings from us here at Sherwoods. We stock a number of these creations, along with our telescopes and other provisions.
Over the last few years, night vision optics have come a long way. Whereas in the past, such technology was the preserve of a privileged few, such as certain armed forces personnel, these items are new accessible to ordinary consumers.
For example, wildlife enthusiasts and researchers can watch animals using the devices.
Also, the offerings can come in useful for those keen to spot game, hunt and keep track of creatures. Indeed, many of the offerings are small and light, meaning they can fit into their users’ pockets and rucksacks easily.
If you are keen to get such devices and want them to last for as long as possible, you might also want to think about choosing versions that are water resistant.
To view our full range of night vision products, telescopes and everything else we keep in stock, simply have a look around our website.
Night vision products open up a whole new world by allowing hunters, wildlife observers, game spotters and those carrying out any type of surveillance work to operate around the clock. Binoculars with a nocturnal operational capacity allow the observation of animals such as bats and foxes, which are not usually spotted in daylight, as well as the sometimes strange and exciting behaviours of other animals that reserve their most secret behaviours for the midnight hour.
Of course, for hunters, night vision products such as binoculars and scopes allow for an extra layer of camouflage and challenge as they pit their stealth and skills against the highly developed senses of animals that, unlike humans, are almost as comfortable in the dark as in daylight. Even if hunting is not to your taste, spotting game such as deer, which are naturally sensitive and difficult to observe at close hand, during the night time, is a unique and privileged experience.
Don’t forget that as well as binoculars and scopes, we have automatic nocturnal photographic cameras and video cameras which can capture and record the most amazing images of animal nocturnal behaviour. Fantastic firms such as Yukon, Newton, and Pulsar offer amazing monoculars, binoculars, goggles and gun sights which utilise digital night vision technology and are surprisingly affordable. The images which these amazing products make viewable are crisp and clear, with none of the blurred and obscure imagery sometimes associated with the early days of nascent night vision technology. For expert advice on all nocturnal vision products, please contact one of our expert advisers now.
Night vision is often considered the kind of technology only affordable for those who are serious about their gadgetry, but this equipment is now much more widely available to those who are serious about pursuing their hobbies. With the technological costs of this equipment going down, it is becoming an affordable luxury for those who don’t want low light conditions to hold them back from what they love. Whether for wildlife enthusiasts, campers and hikers, hunters, or for night time security, night vision binoculars have a variety of uses and appeals for different people.
In fact, more is being done to introduce the night vision capability into more and more forms for those who can find their uses in their daily lives. For those who are avid about wildlife observation, there are many animals that can only be seen after the sun has gone down. But with binoculars or night vision scopes, you can now enjoy seeing these creatures for yourself, instead of only on television programmes where this technology has been employed. Hunters, though concerned for viewing wildlife for other reasons, will find this a useful tool for making your sport not only more effective, but safer as well. In low light conditions, even mundane tasks can become dangerous if the right precaution isn’t taken, and night vision technology can assist with that.
Many accessories, such as head straps, or protective carrying cases can also make your use of night vision equipment even easier and more user-friendly.