Armasight Discovery8x Gen 2 SD Night Vision Binocular

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Armasight Discovery8x Gen 2 SD Night Vision Binocular NSBDISCOV82GDS1


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List Price $2,304.00


  • Rugged, light weight, and versatile

  • 3x, 5x, or 8x front lenses

  • Fast, Multi-coated, all-glass optics

  • Dual eye viewing system for long viewing night time sessions

  • Detachable Long Range infrared illuminator

  • Water and fog resistance

  • Tripod mountable

  • Hand straps and neck strap for comfort of use

  • Limited Two-Year Warranty

Armasight Discovery8x Gen 2 SD Night Vision Binocular Description

If you are looking for the highest quality technology in night vision bi oculars with a design that is rugged and weatherproof, while still light weight enough to be carried as part of your whole night time gear ensemble, then consider the Armasight Discovery 8x, possibly the perfect night vision device for you if you need serious long range vision but at economic prices.

Offering an incredible 8x magnification you can rely on this night vision bi ocular for tremendous long distance visibility, while still having a simple to use and easy to set up bi ocular with a lot of flexibility built right into its design.

The model you are currently looking at is the Armasight Discovery 8x Generation 2+ Standard Definition, which offers a clear image as well as a resolution of 45/51 lp/mm. There is also a High Definition model available.

If your tactical operations demand the ability to see far off in the dead of night, finding a solid long range bi ocolar system is a must. This night vision device from Armasight offers a stunning 8x range on top of brilliant high definition visibility.

In addition, it is built with very user friendly functions and helpful extras like a low battery indicator, thus making the Armasight Discovery 8x is a strong choice in night vision bi oculars and is frequently called upon by the Military as well as law enforcement professionals.

Thanks to its dual eye design it is a very comfortable device to use and will provide you with the added clarity that dual eye visibility always offers. You simply cannot get the same level of vision out of a monocular; this is why the Discovery is such a useful device. While remaining at a price point that makes it affordable even to the amateur user, it is a design that is trusted by tactical shooters, Military personnel, and many Law Enforcement agents. This is because of its robust design and easy to use functionality.

The Armasight Discovery 8x Generation 2+ Standard Definition model is a fully equipped bi ocular; it comes with a variety of extras that make it handy in the field: these include a built in Infra Red Illuminator that is long range - this means you won’t be blind in a situation that calls for total darkness, as well as a low battery indicator within the Field of View so you will always be aware when you are almost out of battery.

The IR Illuminator makes the Discovery a device you can rely on no matter how dark it gets outside. This device also brags a Bright Light Cut Off which, put quite simply, means it will shut itself off if sudden bright light occurs - this is specifically designed to protect the lens from the damage that bright light can cause. This model also brags a 9 degree Field of View and a focus range of 10m to infinity.

The Armasight Discovery 8x Generation 2+ Standard Definition is specifically known for being user friendly and features adjustable diopters, a low battery indicator within the field of view, and a tripod mount for long stationary periods.

The model you are looking at is the Generation 2+ 8x Standard Definition model, offering both Generation 2+ optical imaging and a resolution of 45/51 lp/mm. It also weights a mere 2.9 pounds. 

This model comes with a two year warranty.  

Included Accessories for Armasight Discovery Night Vision Bi-Ocular line are:

  • Instruction Manual with Warranty Card
  • XLR-IR850 Detachable Long Range Infrared illuminator/ 1x CR123A 3V
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Tissue
  • Neck Lenyard
  • One Lithium Battery CR123A
  • Packing Box
  • Soft carrying Case

As with all our Night Vision and Thermal Imaging devices, Night Vision Guys offers competitive pricing on the best devices. The high quality of these devices guarantees that they will meet your expectations and serve you well. Buying these units from guarantees quick handling as well as excellent service and price.

Gen 2 Night Vision

Please note that most high end night vision devices are built per order.  It may take 3-5 days or more for your order to ship.  If timely shipping is important to you, please, contact us to verify availability prior to ordering.

2nd generation is primarily used by law enforcement or for professional applications. This is because the cost of a 2nd Gen. unit is approximately $500.00 to $1000.00 more then a 1st Gen. The main difference between a 1st and a 2nd generation unit is the addition of a micro-channel plate, commonly referred to as a MCP. The MCP works as an electron amplifier and is placed directly behind the photocathode. The MCP consists of millions of short parallel glass tubes. When the electrons pass through these short tubes, thousands more electrons are released. This extra process allows 2nd generation units to amplify the light many more times then 1st generation giving you a brighter and sharper image. 2nd Gen. IIT standard 2nd generation tubes are high quality with exceptional brightness and resolution. Each tube has a micro channel plate, multi-alkaline photocathode with built-in power supply.

2nd Gen. IIT Features:

• Photo Cathode type: Multi-Alkali
• Resolution from 40 to 45 lp/mm
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio from 12 to 20
• 5,000+ hour tube life

Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for Armasight Discovery8x Gen 2 SD Night Vision Binocular:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Armasight Discovery8x Gen 2 SD Night Vision Binocular assembled on the shelf. Night Vision tubes are kept separate from the body of the unit. When the order is placed, the manufacturer starts the order processing and assembly process which includes the following:

  • Order processing - we collect all the necessary information including address and phone numbers. We also make sure that our customer ordered the correct product for their needs and that the product can be exported by US law to the country of destination. In some cases a signed export compliance form is required.
  • QC - in this step the manufacturer will inspect all individual parts which will be used to assemble the night vision device for any defects.
  • Production & Assembly - during production, all the parts are put together. Night Vision tubes in inserted into the body of the unit and all the complex electronics for the device are connected. This process takes place in a special lab called the "clean room" as even a small speckle of dust can cause undesired optical effect.
  • QA - one the night vision device is assembled, it goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it meets all the expected specifications and all parts function as expected. For this most manufacturers have a special "dark room" designed to allow testing of the units without causing incidental damage to the night vision tube by exposure to bright light.
  • Packaging - this is a key process as well. In most case your night vision device will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer but sometimes needs to be sent to us first. In either case items need to be packaged securely to avoid any kind of damage during transportation.
  • Shipping - as described above items will most of the time ship from the manufacturer. For most domestic orders (unless shipping to POB or AFB) a premium shipper like FedEx or UPS will be used.

Only by following the above steps can we along with our manufacturers bring you - our customer - night vision products of highest quality, However as you can understand the above process can take several days to complete. For example if your device fails QA, the entire process restarts. Also at QC stage a manufacturer may realize that the tube they have in stock has a defect and a replacement tube needs to be ordered. Due to the complexity of this process, it is prudent to expect 3-4 business days for production and handling of the purchased device. Keep in mind that this process is designed to guarantee your satisfaction with the night vision device of your choice.  It occasionally possible to expedite the process for urgent orders but addional fees or other restrictions may apply.

Technical Specifications

IIT Generation Gen 2
Resolution 45-51 lp/mm
Magnification 8x
Battery Life 50 (3V) hrs
Lens System F1:2,0, 160 mm
FOV 6.5°
Range of Focus 15 to infinity
Diopter Adjustment +5 to -5 dpt
Controls Digital
Automatic Brightness Control Yes
Bright Light Cut-off Yes
Automatic Shut-off System Yes
Infrared Illuminator Detachable XLR-IR850
IR Indicator Yes (in FOV)
Low Battery Indicator Yes (LED indicator)
Power Supply 1 x 3V CR123A type battery
Environmental Rating MIL-810F Compliant
Operating Temperature -51 to +49 °C
Storage Temperature -50 to +60 °C
Dimensions 350 x 140 x 100 (LxWxH; mm)
Weight 1.6 kg
Warranty 2 Years

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