Pulsar Quantum HD38A 32mm Thermal Monocular

Pulsar Quantum HD38A 32mm Thermal Monocular

Pulsar Quantum HD38A 32mm Thermal Monocular

B&H # PUHD38A MFR # PL77323
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Product Highlights

  • 384x288 Uncooled LWIR Microbolometer
  • Spectral Response: 7.7 - 13.2µm
  • 0.31" LCD Display, 640x480 Resolution
  • 1000yd Maximum Detection Range
  • 2x Optical, 2x Digital Zoom
  • 32mm f/1.2 Germanium Lens
  • Two 1/4"-20 Tripod Mounts
  • Weaver Accessory Rails
  • Fiberglass-Reinforced Composite Housing
  • IPX4-Rated Weather-Resistant
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  • 1Description

Equally at home in urban and woodland environments, Pulsar's Quantum HD38A 32mm Thermal Monocular is ideally suited for detecting and monitoring such diverse subjects as wildlife, game, animal stock, industrial/structural/insulation applications, and people. Its 384x288 uncooled LWIR microbolometer picks up heat signatures through fog, smoke and haze and displays the images on a 640x480 resolution 0.31" LCD eyepiece display. For external monitoring or to record images, there is a 3.5mm video-out jack.

The optical system features a 32mm diameter germanium-glass objective lens with a 38mm focal length and f/1.2 focal ratio. While opaque in the visible spectrum, the germanium lens has high transmission in the long infrared region, which makes it ideal for thermal imaging. It is equipped with a 2x optical magnification and a 2x digital zoom for a max magnification of up to 4x. This provides a useful zoom range without sacrificing a broad field of view which helps to maintain situational awareness.

The housing is made of lightweight fiberglass-reinforced composite material that is impact and corrosion-resistant. This composite material is also temperature resistant to limit excessive expansion and contraction in extreme temperatures which can cause the optics to move out of collimation over time making images appear fuzzy and virtually impossible to sharply focus. Ribbing on the body provides a slip-resistant grip, especially in cold or wet conditions, and an included hand straps provides an additional level of security. The control buttons are arranged in a staggered configuration that puts them in easy reach for one-handed operation with either hand.

Imaging Performance
  • 384x288 uncooled long-wave infrared (LWIR) microbolometer
  • Spectral response: 7.7 - 13.2µm
  • Pixel pitch: 25µm
  • Detection range of 1000yd for man-size subject
  • 0.31" 640x480 LCD display
  • 3.5mm video-out jack for external monitors or recording devices
  • NTSC or PAL video formats
Optical Performance
  • 32mm f/1.2 Germanium glass lens, 38mm focal length
  • 2x optical, 2x digital zoom for maximum zoom of 4x
  • Field of view: 14.2° horizontal, 10.8° vertical
  • Exit pupil: 5 mm
  • Close focus: 6.6'
Use and Handling
  • Staggered control buttons allow one handed operation for both right handed and left handed users
  • White hot, black hot, and urban operating modes
  • Brightness and contrast adjustments
  • Manual, automatic, and semi-automatic calibration modes
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable fiberglass-reinforced composite housing
  • IPX4-rated, weather resistant
  • Integrated Weaver rail for attaching accessories
  • Winged rubber eye cap blocks stray peripheral light
  • Integrated flip-down objective lens cap
  • Slip-resistant ribbed ergonomic grip
  • Two 1/4"-20 tripod mounts - one top and one bottom
In the Box
Pulsar Quantum HD38A 32mm Thermal Monocular
  • Video Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • Hand Strap
  • Car Adapter
  • Extra Battery Container
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sensor 384 x 288 resolution uncooled long-wave infrared (LWIR) microbolometer
    Spectral Response 7.7 - 13.2 µm
    Frame Rate 30 Hz
    Pitch 25 µm
    Detection Range 1000 yd (920 m)
    Display 0.31" diagonal LCD
    Resolution: 640 x 480
    Format: NTSC / PAL
    Video Out 3.5 mm jack
    Lens System 32mm f/1.2 germanium glass, 38mm focal length
    Magnification Optical: 2x
    Digital zoom: 2x
    Angle of View Horizontal: 14.2°
    Vertical: 10.8°
    Field of View Horizontal: 75' @ 100 yd (25 @ 100 m)
    Vertical: 57' @ 100 yd (19 @ 100 m)
    Minimum Focus Distance 10' (3 m)
    Eye Relief 0.8" (2.0 cm)
    Exit Pupil 5 mm
    Diopter Adjustment ±5
    Battery / Runtime 4 x AA / 5.5 hr max
    Material of Construction Fiberglass-reinforced nylon composite
    Mount 2 x 1/4"-20 tripod mounts
    Weatherproofing IPX4, weather resistant
    Operating Temperature 5 to 122°F (- 15 to 50°C)
    Dimensions 7.9 x 3.4 x 2.3" (20.0 x 8.6 x 5.9 cm)
    Weight 12.3 oz (348.7 g), without batteries

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