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Question about Nighvision Operations.... (FOG)

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by mcdonl, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    Hi all... I went out last night for the first time with my Yukon, Gen 1 1.5x scope on my AR....

    The scope worked well when it was just the NV, but with the IR Illuminator on everything washed out.

    The weather conditions were pea soup thick fog. Is this normal?
  2. steven58

    steven58 Well-Known Member

    Yes. the fog reflected the IR light back into your device.

    Kind of like if you were driving in fog you don't want to turn on your high beams.
  3. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    Ok good. I know my scope is far from the best, just wanted to make sure this was normal.

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  4. helotaxi

    helotaxi Well-Known Member

    NVD's halo really badly in high humidity and even worse in visible moisture though it will let you see through some of it. Add any kind of illuminator and it's no different than using a flash when trying to take a picture through a window at night. All you get is a reflection of the flash back in your face.
  5. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    It did perform very well though without the IR on. Also, I imagine the fact the fog was so thick the lenses were misty as well... Oh well... like they say, a bad night of hunting is better than a good day at work!

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