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.
Always on the lookout for great opportunities to try out the latest in astronomical telescopes, we’re all looking forward to the 2011 calendar of celestial events across the UK!
Organised annually by Loughton Astronomical Society and Kelling Heath site management, the 2011 Autumn Equinox Sky Camp – held on Kelling Heath, Norfolk – looks set to be one of the brightest and biggest group astronomical viewing events in the 2011 UK calendar. The main event runs over the weekend of 24th-25th Septemer 2011, with extending camp options covering the 19th-30th September 2011.
Astronomical telescopes aside, the party is a great place for hundreds of like-minded astronomers of all abilities to get together and trade celestial tips and astronomically useful star gazing guidance. Children are welcome, as are groups.
The evening/night of 24th September is considered the main event, but there are plenty of lectures and discussion groups to get everyone through daylight hours too! Non-camping entry is free, but those wishing to drive home should be aware that car movement is stringently restricted once darkness falls.
Special Sky Party camping areas are set aside at a reduced rate for groups or individuals wishing to stay the night (or a few!) Lighting regulations are strict, so, as past Sky Camp attendees, we’d have to say that night vision optics can be invaluable for everything from finding dropped keys to adjusting the sight of your telescope!
If the Sky Party sounds like your cup of celestial tea, we’ll see you there with our night vision gadgets and top of the range telescopes!
The modern gun or bow hunter uses modern technology such as night vision as well as more traditional spotting methods such as using binoculars in order to track, target and eliminate his prey. Hunting has become more accurate and precise than ever before thanks to the introduction of laser range-finders. These amazing devices give pin-point accuracy on the distance of a target in an instant, thus allowing you to make split second decisions on the calibre of ammunition to use, which weapon is your best choice and levelling the playing field between you and your prey in terms of stealth.
Animals have a sixth sense because their instincts, vision and sense of smell are so superior to our own senses. They seem to know we are in the vicinity, no matter how experienced and skilled we are. However, laser-range finders provide us with the chance to endow ourselves with a sixth sense which has been previously impossible to develop.
At Sherwoods, we have Bushnell elite devices with an accurate range of between five and fifteen hundred yards, low light LED display for dawn and dusk conditions and superior resolution because of multi-coated optics. These range finders are fully water-proof, tough and durable, and suitable for the harshest hunting conditions.
We also have compact Bushnell legend 1200 devices and the Bushnell scout 1000 as well as a full range of Bushnell sport and trophy hunting aids. Therefore, combined with our binoculars and our range of night vision technology, you have no excuse for missing your target, day or night!
Night vision optics can be used for a number of different purposes, from sporting and leisure pursuits to the surveillance of your home. If you’re in need of some new equipment then you don’t only want to find the best quality possible but you also want to find pieces that don’t break the bank, so just how can you go about doing that?
Well, for starters, you’ll need to think about the particular brand of night vision that you require. Different makes will always have slightly different price ranges, so it makes sense to do your research to see which one will be able to offer equipment of the quality and price that you expect.
Doing enough research is vital, as that’s the only way to ensure you’ll be able to find night vision equipment that meets your budget. You need spend the time to look around and should always compare the options to find those that are in your price range, and remember to head online if you want to find the best selection. But, if you really want the best, make sure to come to us here at Sherwoods.
We have a fantastic range of night vision optics for you to choose from and we offer exceptional prices on all of our pieces, giving you the chance to find the equipment that suits you best. So, if you want to find night vision without breaking the bank, make sure to come to us here at Sherwoods to see what we can do.
There was a time not that long ago when the only people who used night vision equipment where seen in Hollywood films, and they generally fell into two categories. They were either military personnel who used night vision equipment to track down the enemy, or they were some kind of sinister character who used night vision opticals for nefarious purposes. But all that has changed now, and night vision equipment is used for a wide variety of reasons by people in all walks of life. If you are an ornithologist, you will have a good set of bird watching binoculars which allow you to observe birds during the day. But binoculars are useless after dark, and this is just one reason why bird watchers use night vision equipment. Other people who are interested in wildlife have taken to using night vision equipment to help them keep track of badgers and other nocturnal animals, but the uses are not confined to those interested in wildlife.
One particular group of people who have welcomed night vision are those who go sailing in small vessels. While most vessels are fitted with spotlights, these are ineffective in the inky blackness of the sea. Night vision equipment allows sailors to have a 360 degree view of what is going on around them, reducing the risks of collision during darkness. Sherwoods Photographic sell a wide range of optical equipment, including telescopes, binoculars and of course, night vision equipment. Whatever you are looking for when it comes to optical equipment, they will be able to help.
If you are interested in wildlife, but the animals you want to observe are nocturnal, you will need Night Vision equipment in order to watch them properly. It was not so long ago that night vision equipment was used only by the military, and we’ve all seen films when soldiers are stalking an enemy in the dark using this kind of equipment. Police forces also use night vision equipment, particularly in helicopters which are used to track criminals. You only have to watch one of the Police documentaries on TV to realise just how effective night vision equipment is, as most of the criminals who try to hide from officers on the ground are captured by the helicopter cameras.
Most Night Vision equipment works in one of two ways. The first uses image enhancement which allows you to see the target, and the other is thermal imaging. The latest models of night vision equipment uses both, which gives you better clarity. Night Vision optics are now easily available to everyone, so if you want to observe badgers or foxes, why not have a look at the night vision range available from Sherwoods Photographic? The current range consists of stylishly designed instruments which feature high specification at affordable prices. The night vision range is ideal for all kinds of outside pursuits including camping, fishing, hunting and of course, badger watching! Sherwoods can supply all kinds of optical equipment, from astronomical telescopes to bird watching binoculars, so whatever your needs are they will be able to help.
Night vision goggles are now commercially produced so the general public can use them, in addition to those working in the military and security sectors.
Manufacturers have responded to a growing demand in these items and we stock many items of this type. Indeed, some people shopping for night vision goggles and other related devices may require them solely for work purposes, such as security roles. The goggles work by collecting ambient light in dim to dark conditions via a photocathode tube, which stimulates the movement of particles to provide an image on a special screen.
In particularly dark surroundings, users are free to utilise an infrared illuminator to pick up even more details. A growing number of shoppers are seeing the positive impact that these instruments have on their leisure and sporting activities. Wildlife fans keen to track animals after nightfall can choose from our vast range of products that are designed to help them enjoy their hobby as much as possible. Pest controllers and hunters are free to browse our range of gun sights and night vision monoculars, which many have been treated in order to make them durable in varying weather conditions.
Our store features products from expert suppliers, with shoppers being able to choose between instruments of different generations. Generation 1 is a popular option with night vision fans, as it is the most affordable, while Generation 2 devices tend to have a greater capacity to amplify light. Lastly, Generation 3 instruments usually include a treated inner tube in order to give it a longer life and are often the priciest.