Thermal or night vision scope?
Night vision technology creates a picture at night by amplifying the reflected and available light. This method of operation means that as the light conditions deteriorate, in bad weather, under a heavy overcast, or on a moonless night, the quality of the picture also deteriorates. Night vision technology is unable to create a picture in complete darkness.
Thermal imaging technology does not rely on light to operate and instead uses heat differentials to create a picture. Therefore, the conditions that make night vision scopes less effective or inoperative do not affect thermal scopes. The thermal scop https://www.atncorp.com/thermal-scope-thor-hd will continue to paint a temperature picture, revealing the game.
It’s this capability that makes thermal scop so invaluable to the hunter. Here are some of the benefits of using a thermal scope when hunting:
- Thermal scopes are passive technology that does not alert prey to the hunter’s location.
- The prey can be standing or lying very still in long grass, fog, or behind foliage, and thermal technology will indicate their position.
- On a moonless night when normal scopes might pass over a still animal, its heat radiation will betray its presence.
- The game detection range of thermal scopes exceeds that of ordinary and night-vision scopes.
- A thermal scope will indicate residual heat of a warm object, assisting in tracking game.
Thermal scopes become a hunter’s scope of choice when the area has considerable foliage or crops, is experiencing bad weather, or the hunting occurs at night under a thick overcast sky or when there is no moon. As they are also fully functional during the day, a thermal scope gives a hunter a true night and day, all-weather capability.