Best Night Vision Goggles For UFO Watching
I have long been fascinated by UFO’s I actually saw one as a kid and ever since it has been something that I was very interested in. Now most of us folks who like to look at the night skies and hope to see something unusual like to do it quietly. But no matter if you are like me and like to do it quietly or if you have a blog or site where you post your UFO sightings. You will need a great set of UFO night vision goggles. Well I have been lucky enough to be given four top sets of night vision goggles to test out and I want to share with you what they each were like. By the end of it, you will know what are the right night vision goggles for you.
ATN PVS7-3 Night Vision Goggles
At over 3 grand these are the most expensive night vision goggles on this list so I know that they are most likely out of reach for most people. But when I was given the chance to check out military grade night vision goggles I had to jump right on it! To start with these look cool, they have that Splinter Cell, armed forces kind of look to them and I think that it great. While they may look large and bulky these were actually very comfortable to wear and wear them I did as they come with an included strap that lets you comfortably strap the googles to your head so you can use them hands free. I found them to be very comfortable to wear and as they are light weight my neck did not get sore either.
As far as quality goes these really are top of the line. It honestly was like I was outside in the daytime, that is how good these are. I could see clear as day about 30 – 40 feet in front of me which is incredible. To focus these you do have to do it manually which at this price is a bit disappointing. But when you are looking at the night skies I guess it is better to be in total control of the focus in case you see something and have to adjust quick, an auto focus might take too long and then BAM it is gone. These really are an incredible set of night vision goggles for UFO watching, but the asking price is very off putting.
Sightmark Digital Ranger 5×42 Digital Night Vision
I will be honest in that at first glance I did not think the Sightmark Digital Ranger 5×42 Digital Night Vision looked “all that” but once I attached the strap and had them hanging round my neck. I was very pleased with how light they were. I could easily have these round my neck for a few hours and not get sore. Handling these is nice as well as they have quite a thin body so you really feel like you are focused just right when you are using these. I do wish they had a head strap
As far as the functionality of these night vision goggles for UFO watching goes…. I was blown away. Each lens has its own individual IR illuminator. I do not know the science behind this, but I was very impressed with how clear everything I was looking at was. Also because of this they are fine even if it is not pitch black, if there is a quarter moon for example. This is something that really impressed me as one of the areas I go to UFO watch is not pitch black. If you have extra equipment (which I did not) then these night vision goggles can actually allow you to save images and make video recordings. Honestly these were so much fun and easy to use that I am actually thinking about looking into doing this. As of writing these are in the $400 to $500 range and I think that is a very fair price for night vision goggles of this quality.
Night Owl iGEN 20/20 Day/Night Vision Monocular (3x)
The Night Owl iGEN 20/20 Day/Night Vision Monocular is a monocular night vision scope and one that I had a lot of fun with. As you hold this there is no head or neck strap included and to be honest I do not have a problem with this. It is very easy to use and actually I found the way it auto adjusted depending on how dark or light it was, was something that particularly impressed me. Also this was what I was using when I did see something dart across the sky. Now I know that does not have anything to do with the quality. But there was no fuzziness or lack of clarity so that was pretty cool.
In all I am more of a night vision goggles kind of guy than something that resembles a scope. But I still had a lot of fun with these. The main thing that I took away from using this was just how user friendly it was. There is not much in the way of messing around and having to change different things to ensure you get the best image in front of your eyes. If you are cool with not having an actual set of goggles then these especially at the roughly $300 price point would be well worth considering.
Armasight Nyx7-ID Gen 2+ Night Vision Goggles
Last of all we have the Armasight Nyx7-ID Gen 2+ Night Vision Goggles. Now these look really cool and certainly have that military kind of style to them. As you can see these are made to be mounted to your head and are very easily adjustable. They can even fit over a helmet, not that I did this. But to me if they fit over a helmet then they will comfortably and easily fit over a hat. Anyway these look like they would be a pain in the butt to put on and be uncomfortable, but I had zero issues and I wore this for quite a while.
The quality of these was incredible. You get a real wide angle view with these and the image clarity was just perfect. I was very happy with how far ahead of me I could see and best of all these have a bright light shut off which came in very handy when some guy in a truck drove unnecessarily close to me. As far as being the best night vision goggles for UFO watching goes. I do feel that with the head strap these are the most comfortable out of the four that I used. Especially as you can flip them up. This makes you feel cool and it also means you can flip them up and down as you need them. Some other night vision goggles I have used are on or off where you have to mess around putting them on and off your head. You do not have that hassle here. At over a thousand bucks these are quite pricy, but I was actually very impressed and as these are the latest model of this brand of goggles. They have really done an amazing job with how sharp the images are.
What To Look Out For When Buying Binoculars To Watch UFO’s
Ok so we have looked at four good models of night vision goggles, but I just wanted to give you a little heads up on things that you should look for when buying a new set of goggles. Obviously there is a million things to know, but these are some of the major things that I personally would look for.
Battery Life: Not just how long will the batteries last, but what kind of batteries do the goggles need. Some require regular AA batteries others have built in lithium batteries.
Are They Head Mountable?: This may not be an issue for everyone, but I would always want to know if I can actually wear the goggles on my head and if they come with a strap to do so.
FPS: Nope not first person shooter, but frames per second. The higher the frames per second the better the goggles…. In theory. I find that 15 is fine for me, but many other people swear by 30.
What Are The Best Night Vision Goggles For UFO Watching
While the first set we looked at were just incredible I have to admit the price does make them very off putting for the majority of people reading this. If money is not an issue then by all means go for the ATN PVS7-3 Night Vision Goggles they are built like a tank, light weight and offer amazingly clear images! But if I had to personally recommend a set then it would be the Sightmark Digital Ranger 5×42 Digital Night Vision. I had a lot of fun with these, found them to be comfortable to wear and also found that adjusting for how the light was to be very, very simple. Also the asking price for these, considering the incredible quality is very fair. In all honesty all four of these were good and none gave me any issues that turned me off them. But if I had to pick just one that I had to deem the best night vision goggles for UFO watching then it would have to be the Sightmark Digital Ranger 5×42 Digital Night Vision.