Alpha Optics AO-1234 Gen 2+ NV Monocular

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Alpha Optics AO-1234 Gen 2+ Night Vision Monocular

Key Features:

- Compact, rugged design

- Head, helmet, or weapon mountable for hands-free usage

- Water resistant

- Built-in IR illuminator 

- Auto brightness control

- Bright light cutoff

- Ergonomic, simple, easy to operate control

- Adaptable for use with cameras

Standard accessories:

Soft Carrying Case, Lens Cover, Eye Cup, Battery, Lens Tissue

Optional Accessories:        

Head and Helmet mounts; Adaptors for different types of headgear; Weapon Mounts; Scope Adaptor; Advanced integrated weapon mount (allows to use monocular as a standalone weapon sight); Camera Adaptors; Demist Shield; Sacrificial Window; Shutter eye-guard; Rangefinding stadia; 3x, 5x, lenses; Long range illuminators; Hard waterproof case; Cleaning kits

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Image Intensifier TubeGen 2+
Magnification1x standard; 3x, 5x – optional
Field of View40°
Lens System27 mm; F/1.2
Focus Range0.25 m to infinity
Diopter Adjustment Rangefrom -6 to +2
Infrared Illuminator with flood lensBuild-in
LED indicatorsYES (in the FOV)
Battery TypeOne CR123 (3V)
Battery Life50-60 hours
Operating Temperature-40°C to +50°C
Enviromental RatingIPX6
Impact-ResistantYES; drop-test 1 m
Dimensions (L x W x H)120 x 49 x 69 mm
Weight280 g


The Alpha Optics AO-1234 is a hand-held, head-mounted, helmet mounted, or weapon-mounted night vision system that enables walking, short-range surveillance, map reading, vehicle maintenance, and administering first aid in both moonlight and starlight. Each unit allows for vertical adjustment (by using head straps), fore-and-aft adjustment, objective lens focus, and eyepiece focus. The device is also equipped with an infrared light emitting source. The AO-1234 utilizes the principle of intensification of the residual light which is reflected from the surrounding objects. The optical system of the monocular consists of an objective lens, an image intensifier tube and an eyepiece. Even under unsteady brightness conditions, Automatic Brightness Adjustment System always keeps the IIT brightness level constant. The Automatic Protective System controls the existing illumination level through the photo receiver. If the illumination level surpasses 100-300 lx for the following 10 seconds, the Monocular will shut off automatically. Built-in IR Illuminator makes it possible to observe the objects when the monocular works in the conditions of low light or total darkness. Smooth and ergonomic design makes it an ideal choice for use by professionals or civilians for any nighttime operations.