A Racknload review/overview of the Yukon Photon XT night vision rifle scope
The Yukon Photon XT Digital Night Vision Rifle Scope is a new hybrid technology, unique to Yukon Advanced Optics. A technologically advance digital night vision module is fused with a traditional riflescope body, to produce a night vision scope that has characteristics similar to a daylight scope, yet has the capability of use in total darkness.
A hard anodised, 30mm aluminium alloy body tube enables easy mounting to a variety of rifles, and is both durable and highly water and shock resistant. A large aperture eyepiece with easy diopter adjustment, provides comfortable viewing with a generous eye relief. The eyepiece is furnished with a soft rubber eyepiece for the prevention of light spill that would otherwise scare off game.
The image is formed with an infra-red biased CMOS digital sensor. This sensor amplifies low ambient light, making the Yukon Photon XT less dependent on IR light than many other budget night vision systems. An inbuilt infra-red LED illuminator with three brightness settings produces a very clean image when used in extreme darkness. There is also provision for attaching an additional infra-red flash light, such as a Pulsar LED or Laser infra-red flash light, for extending the range of the Yukon Photon XT.
The reticle is produced electronically, and there is a choice of 6 designs, which can be easily selected on-the-fly, without loss of zero. The colour of the reticle can be be selected to display as red, green, or white, depending on the prevailing conditions. Zeroing of the reticle is performed via the main menu. The Yukon Photon XT is a reticle moving system, which ensures that full image quality and field-of-view is maintained at all times.
The Yukon Photon XT produces a very good image, with excellent contrast and resolution. The image brightness has 15 levels of adjustment, and a video-out socket enables recording via a Newton CVR640, Yukon MPR, or for display on a screen for viewing in real-time. This sight cannot be damaged by high light exposure, and can be used during the daytime if required.
The Yukon Photon XT is suitable for all calibres up to a muzzle energy of 6000 joules (4425 ft./lbs), and heralds a new era in high quality, affordable night vision sighting systems.
The Yukon Photon is supplied with a lens cloth, carrying case, and is supplied with a carry case, instruction and care manual, and a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty, only available from an authorised Yukon Optics dealer.
42mm objective lens
Camera resolution 656×492 pixels
System resolution 38 lp/pmm
Detection range 150 metres*
Field of View 4.3 degrees(7.5 metres @ 100 metres)
60 mm eye relief
In-built 810nm IR LED illuminator
3V (2xAA batteries) internal power provides up to 5 hours continuous use with Li-ion batteries
Waterproof IPx4 (IEC 60529)
Operational temperature range -15C to +50C
Mil-STD-1913 Weaver accessory rail
Weight- 620 grams
Large calibre resistant up to 6000 Joules (4425 ft/lbs) example, .375 H&H Magnum.
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