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benc64
03-17-2004, 07:58 PM
When you shine a laser pointer at an object and then look at it through night vision, you can see the point that the laser hits right?

Obsidian
03-17-2004, 10:54 PM
Works better with an IR Laser.....the IR laser shows up like a huge lightsaber pointing out there.

Katana
03-18-2004, 06:26 PM
Yes, a laser point shows up quite well in a NOD. How well depends on the quality of the NOD, the power-output of the laser, how close you are, and how reflective the surface is. Generally speaking, most laser spots from an average beamshot at close-ish range are bright enough to almost white-out a portion of the NOD viewing area. Basically, laser spots are usually quite brilliant to behold through Night Vision. IR lasers are just as bright, but not visible with the naked eye.

The lightsaber effect Obsidian is refering to is present any time you see a beam of coherent light through NODs. The beam hits dust particles, vapor, and all other kinds of particulates that you can't really see with the naked eye but which show up in the NODs. It looks like a near-solid beam.

benc64
03-18-2004, 08:38 PM
Thanks