ATN, an established leader in the world of night vision and tactical optical designs, offers many options for the professional, military, law enforcement and discerning user of night vision devices. Their products are designed with diligence and technological advancements that have made them a world leader in providing sporting and tactical optics. Their high quality optical designs are loaded with user friendly features, and offer value and functionality that deserve recognition and merit.
The ATN Night Spirit-2IA Night Vision Monocular is ready, willing and able to light up the night, and deliver the visual advantage that can be the deciding factor for a successful completion of the task at hand. This rugged and dependable NVD is engineered to deliver optimum performance and adapt to any and all situations seamlessly with its dedicated system of mission-critical accessories.
The Night Spirit is a true multi-taking night vision optic. It can be used hand-held, mounted to a tripod, fitted to a head or helmet mount for hands-free viewing, or weapon mounted and co-aligned with a laser or dot sight as an integral part of a weapon aiming system. There are optical accessories that provide greater magnification and bi-ocular viewing, and a camera adapter is available so you can record what you can't see without the Night Spirit on the darkest of nights.
There are many different variables that affect the distance that one can see with a night vision device, among them the object's size, the level of details being sought from the object and the conditions of observation. Night vision devices detect much further under a full moon and clear skies than they will under a new moon and cloudy skies.
Many different formulas are used to determine the statistic of maximum viewing range and the method of calculation varies by manufacturer.
The important factors to consider when evaluating any night vision device are the intensifier tube's generation, s/n ratio, level of magnification, specified resolution, along with the clarity & light transmission performance of the optical stack.
All night vision devices sold by B&H have mechanisms in place to protect the intensifier tube from a sudden burst of bright light, but this does not mean that bright light doesn't damage the device. No matter what, bright light in any form is not good for the longevity and performance of image intensifier tubes.