Alpha Optics AO-5516 Digital NV Clip-On System

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Alpha Optics AO-5516 Digital Night Vision Clip-On System

Key Features:

- High-performance CCD camera

- Rugged, lightweight design

- Detachable/replaceable external control unit

- Dry nitrogen-purged, no internal fogging

- Water-resistant

- Powered by two standard CR123 batteries or one 18650 rechargeable battery






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Magnification 1x
CCD CameraHigh-Rate High Resolution
Pixel CCD Array Format967 x 582
Pixel size5.0 x 6.25 mkm
CCD Array Spectral Response0.4 to 1.1 μm
DisplayCyberDisplay® SVGA LSC (800x600)
Display Brightness Discretely Adjustable to 8 Levels
Turn-on Time, max3 sec
Video OutputNTSC 640x480
Field of View (horizontal x vertical)4.6° x 3.5°
Lens System56 mm, F/1.4
Exit Pupil Diameter40 mm
Focusing Range10m to infinity
Battery TypeTwo CR123 Lithium 3V batteries
Battery Life at 20°CUp to 2.5 hours (2xCR123)
Operating Temperaturefrom -20°C to +50°C
Storage Temperaturefrom -50°C to +70°C
Weapon Mount TypePicatinny, or Weaver Rails
Dimensions (w/mount)227 x 67 x 75 mm
Weight (w/mount, w/o batteries)700 g


The Alpha Optics AO-5516 is a professional grade Digital Day/ Night Clip-On system intended to be used for short and medium-range engagements with any daytime optics. The Alpha Optics AO-5516 provides excellent target acquisition and aiming capabilities for the demanding sport shooters, varmint hunters, or law enforcement and security professionals. Based on the high-sensitivity CCD array, the Alpha Optics AO-5516 eliminates the traditional requirement of removing your existing day scope from your rifle, to replace it with a dedicated night vision sight (which would also involve re-zeroing). It simply mounts in front of your own standard day optical sight and allows to maintain consistent eye relief and shooting position.

The Alpha Optics AO-5516 is compatible with most commercial and military specification weapon sights, and fits any Picatinny, MIL-STD-1913, or Weaver rail via the quick-release mount. A detachable long-range IR illuminator allows the user to operate in total darkness and extend viewing range under poor visibility.