Friday Night Lights: Sector Optics G1T2 – Thermal Fusion w/ Laser Rangefinder

Last July I posted a news article about the Sector Optics G1T3. It was an LPVO with a thermal imager mounted to the top of the LPVO. More importantly, the G1 LPVO has their trademarked ID or Internal Display. This is a small second monitor inside the eyepiece of the LPVO that displays the thermal image. I requested a G1T2 so I could try and achieve thermal fusion with a night vision clip-on.

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Friday Night Lights: Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) PSQ-20 B Thermal Fusion Monocular

There are night vision goggles and there are thermal devices. Some people bridge the two like a FLIR Breach and PVS-14. The next level up is thermal fusion. This is where the thermal image is inserted into the night vision image. I wrote an article about DIY fusion, where you look into a thermal device with your night vision. Real thermal fusion allows you to see both night vision and thermal all in the same sight picture. The low barrier to entry for thermal fusion is to get a COTI (clip-on thermal imager). However, the ultimate thermal fusion is an integrated fusion unit that has rear projection overlay. That is the case for the ENVG PSQ-20.

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Friday Night Lights: DIY Modified Aurora – Digital Thermal Fusion

The SiOnyx Aurora is a digital night vision camera. It is relatively inexpensive and has potential. It has a sensor that is sensitive to low light and has the ability to see infrared light. While the Aurora is a pretty straight forward action camera, it has greater potential lying dormant inside. Thanks to astrophotography enthusiast CNOCT (aka Carpe Nocturnum) who sacrificed his Aurora. His modified Aurora can now use a variety of lenses as well as work with a PAS-29 COTI to get thermal fusion.

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Sector Optics G1T3 LPVO With T3 Thermal Internal Display

Sector Optics is a division of Torrey Pines. Torrey Pines is known for making small thermal viewers. They came out with their G1T2 system. The G1T3 is a similar set up with a simpler thermal viewer.

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[SHOT 2020] Noctis Pathfinder – Digital x Thermal Fusion For $1500

There is a small innocuous little device at SHOT Show called the Noctis Pathfinder. It is a thermal fused digital night vision viewer. Yes you read that right, fusion. It shows both thermal and night vision.

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: DIY Thermal Fusion – By Our Powers Combined

Technology has advanced exponentially with regards to night vision and thermal. Thermal imagers have improved and become more and more affordable each year. You can get a thermal imaging device for under $3,000. Night vision and thermal can be used to see in the dark, however, they are not exclusively independent systems. In some cases, you can perform a little DIY thermal fusion to get the best of both worlds.

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