You are bidding on lightly used ITT Night Mariner 260 / F5000 Series Night Vision Binoculars
with Generation 3 technology. These binoculars retail for well over $2,200
and we have set the reserve at over half off that amount!
ITT's top-of-the-line marine binocular offers Generation 3 technology for the
boater who prefers binocular-style optics. Adjustable gain control, individual
diopter focus and electronic focus add clarity and convenience. The Night
Mariner 260 is rugged, waterproof, and it floats. It operates on a 6V lithium
camera battery (not included). The optional Magnetic Compass Adapter Kit allows
your heading to be displayed right in the top of the night vision scene.
ITT's top of the line marine binocular offers Generation 3 technology for the
boater who prefers a binocular style night vision viewer. Adjustable gain
control, individual diopter focus and electronic focus add clarity and
convenience when you're outdoor and on the water. It's waterproof and it floats.
Night Vision technology consists of two major types: image intensification
(light amplification) and thermal imaging (infrared). Most consumer night vision
products are light amplifying devices. All ITT Industries Night Vision products
use image intensification technology. This technology takes the small amount of
light, such as moonlight or starlight, that is in the surrounding area, and
converts the light energy (scientists call it photons), into electrical energy
(electrons). These electrons pass through a thin disk that's about the size of a
quarter and contains over 10 million channels. As the electrons travel through
and strike the walls of the channels, thousands more electrons are released.
These multiplied electrons then bounce off of a phosphor screen which converts
the electrons back into photons and lets you see an impressive nighttime view
even when it's really dark.
Developments in image intensification (or light amplification) technology are
categorized in terms of generations: Generation 0 devices are not true
image intensifiers, but rather image converters that require an active source of
invisible infrared (IR) light mounted on or near the device to illuminate the
object being viewed. The reflected IR light is then converted to visible light.
Generation 1 devices employ multiple image intensifiers connected in series,
which results in some visual distortion around the periphery of the image.
Generation 2 technology introduced the microchannel plate, which eliminated the
need for multiple image intensifiers thereby reducing visual distortion and
physical size. Generation 3 devices incorporate two further advancements - a
gallium arsenide photocathode that increases sensitivity to the near-infrared
range of the spectrum, and an ion barrier coating on the microchannel plate that
increases image tube life. The ITT Night Mariner unit offered in this auction
uses this sophisticated Generation 3 technology.
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