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21 hours ago, Highburymark said:

Interesting. Unlike night vision, they don’t seem to appeal so much to astronomy enthusiasts. But they’re well backed and clearly making more people interested in the night sky - so good luck to them.

Do you think that NV may be a future line of development - would be interesting . 

Jim  

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1 hour ago, saac said:

Do you think that NV may be a future line of development - would be interesting . 

Jim  

The thing that the EVscope appears to have got right is ease of use, for people who don’t want to learn too much technical stuff to produce results. Unfortunately night vision is both expensive and requires some technical ability (at least to use afocally with a telescope). There have been two attempts to launch a popular night vision astronomy product in the US, both of which failed to take off. And even with a specialist retailer now selling night vision gear for astronomers in France, it’s still only a tiny part of the hobby. There will definitely be more attempts to popularise night vision astronomy, but cost will remain a barrier. Having said that, you can buy a nice NV tube for £3-4,000, still a lot of money, but no more than people spend on a top refractor, or even a fairly average solar scope. Main thing is to try and get more people to experience night vision, so they can see what it delivers, and how the experience is exactly the same as normal visual astronomy.

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This device works as the sensor allows it auto detect and align itself, an NV tube couldn’t do that so you’d need a hybrid camera/NV system. From reports I’ve heard the EV scope is good for outreach under crappy skies, letting people see things they wouldn’t otherwise. The “screen” and non-live not being big issues. NV excels at outreach, but for whole sky star density.  Neither are cheap.

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I've always thought that the EV scope  and it competitors have a big future.  In so far as the mobile phone has simplified photography I think the EV scope will do for this sector of amateur astronomy.  There is a definite market for a point and shoot setup which avoids most if not all technical setup and yes it would be ideal for outreach.  Hopefully each iteration of the EV scope will bring improvements - NV would be an amazing offering.

 

Jim 

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On 15/09/2021 at 22:29, saac said:

Do you think that NV may be a future line of development - would be interesting . 

On 16/09/2021 at 18:03, saac said:

NV would be an amazing offering.

Hi Saac,

eVscope is a totally different technology than NV, there is nothing in common so i don't understand what kind of development you are thinking about.

There are many NV users in the world, so what do you mean exactly ?

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Hello OVNi , I've been following the journey of the EV scope since its conception, to say I am a big fan is an understatement :)  I know that it is not NV , that is more than understood.  What I am saying is that I believe that there is a market for such a setup and should EV scope or any other manufacturer pursue that as a future line of development then I would support it.  

Jim 

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3 hours ago, saac said:

Hello OVNi , I've been following the journey of the EV scope since its conception, to say I am a big fan is an understatement :)  I know that it is not NV , that is more than understood.  What I am saying is that I believe that there is a market for such a setup and should EV scope or any other manufacturer pursue that as a future line of development then I would support it.  

Jim 

Thanks for clarification Jim, i thought you wanted a product mixing eVscope and NV, which would not be possible.

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