How Far Will a 5×60 Monocular See? – In-Depth Guide

People often ask, how far will a 5×60 monocular see?

Let’s find out!

How Far Will a 5×60 Monocular See?

The range of a 5×60 Monocular is about 1.5 miles, and the maximum distance at which you can see objects clearly depends on your eyesight.

You should be able to see an object up to 2 miles away if it’s not too bright or cloudy. If you’re using binoculars, you’ll need to adjust them for clear vision.

Sightmark Ghost Hunter Overview

The Sightmark Ghost Hunter 5×60 night vision monocular provides a high level of image quality at an affordable price point. It is ideal for long-duration surveillance in applications such as airsoft, paintball, and wildlife observation.

The monocular is meant to be used for quick glances at targets so that you don’t miss anything important.

With integrated IR Illuminators, you can discreetly scour your target at night using either passive or active modes. Offering two operating modes, the Ghost Hunter V5X 60 Night Vision Monocular can be operated in the passive or active modes, without IR illumination, or in the IR illumination active modes.

It has a high degree of versatility allowing you to use it independently or attach it to a weapon. You can attach it to a tripod using a 1/4″ – 20 tripod adapter.

Made from composite material, the Ghost Hunter 5X60 Night Vision Monocular is durable and has an excellent option for recreational watching as well as professional security and reconnaissance. It features an ergonomic design that provides comfortable use.


  • Maximum Magnification: 5x
  • Objective Diameter: 60 mm
  • Maximum Eye Relief: 12 mm
  • Number of Batteries Supported: 2
  • Battery Size Supported: AA
  • Material: Polymer
  • Weight (Approximate): 1.23 lb
  • Application/Usage: Travel Limited
  • Warranty: Lifetime

Magnification Lens

The Ghost Hunter 5X60 Night Vision Monocular features a 60 mm objective lens with a magnification of 5X. The objective lens has a field of view of approximately 100 degrees horizontally and 50 degrees vertically.

This means that you can see a wide area around you while still being able to focus on distant objects.

Objective Lens

The objective lens is made of glass and is coated with anti-reflective material. This helps reduce glare when observing objects at night.

Illumination System

The Ghost Hunter 5 x 60 Night Vision Monocular comes equipped with an internal IR Illuminator. It emits light in the wavelength band of 830 nm – 900 nm.

This IR light source is ideal for illuminating dark areas, especially those where there are no ambient lights.

Integrated Illumination System

The Ghost hunter 5×60 Night Vision Monocular also includes a built-in IR illuminator. This enables you to illuminate your target even in complete darkness.

The IR illuminator works by emitting light in the wavelength band between 830 nm and 900 nm.

This light is invisible to the human eye but visible to most animals.

Dual Operation Modes

The Ghost Hunter 5×60 Monocular can operate in two different modes: Passive Mode and Active Mode.

In the Passive Mode, the monocular operates without IR illumination. In this mode, the Ghost Hunter 5X60 Monocular will automatically switch off after 30 minutes of continuous use.

In the Active Mode, the monocular is illuminated by the IR illuminator. When activated, the Ghost Hunter 5 X 60 Monocular will remain lit until the battery runs out.


The Ghost Hunter 5 X 60 Night Vision Monocular is designed to offer maximum comfort. Its ergonomic design makes it easy to hold and aim.

It is lightweight and compact, weighing only 2.5 ounces.

Tripod Mounting Socket

The Ghost Hunter 5×60 Night Vision Monocular comes with a 1/4″-20 mounting thread. You can easily attach the monocular onto any standard 1/4″-20 threaded rod using the included adapter.

You can then attach the monocular to your weapon using the supplied 1/4″-20 screw.


  • Focal Length: 60mm
  • Field Of View: 100° Horizontal / 50° Vertical
  • Objective Lens Coating: Anti-Reflective
  • Magnification: 5X
  • Illumination Source: Internal IR Illuminator (830nm – 900nm)
  • Battery Type: 3V CR123A Lithium Ion
  • Dimensions: 4.6″ L x 0.9″ W x 6.0″ H
  • Weight: 2.5 oz.

The Ghost Hunter 5×60 NVM is a high-quality night vision monocular that delivers outstanding performance. With its integrated IR illuminator, the Ghost Hunter 5 x 60 NVM allows you to see in total darkness or dimly lit conditions.

The monocular’s ergonomic design makes it comfortable to hold and aim. It weighs less than 2.5 oz., making it perfect for all-day carry applications.

The Ghost Hunter 5 x 60NVM is compatible with AR15, M16, HK416, SR25, AK47, SKS, CAR 15, FN SCAR 16, AUG, SG550, G36, MP5, UMP45, CZ75, P90, PPK, S&W M&P, SIG MCX, HK VP70.

Durable Nylon Carrying Case

The Ghost Hunter 5 × 60 Night Vision Monocular features a durable nylon carrying case. It has a soft foam lining on both sides and a zipper closure.

how far will a 5x60 monocular see

How Far Will a 5×60 Monocular See?


What is the difference between the Ghost Hunter 5 X 40 Night Vision Monocular and the Ghost Hunter 5 X 20 Night Vision Monocular?

The Ghost Hunter 5 X 40 NVM is a larger version of the Ghost Hunter 5 X 10 NVM. It offers more magnification power and field of view.

Is the Ghost Hunter 5 X 80 Night Vision Monocular waterproof?

Yes, the Ghost Hunter 5 × 80 NVM is fully water resistant. However, we do not recommend submerging the monocular into water.

How long does the Ghost Hunter 5 X 120 Night Vision Monocular last?

The batteries are replaceable. We suggest replacing them every year.

Can I mount my Ghost Hunter 5 X 240 NVM on a tripod?

Yes. Just attach the 1/4″-20 thread onto the tripod socket.


We hope that this article was helpful. If you have any queries feel free to each out in the comments section below.


  • John Moses

    John is the Editor in Chief here at The Outdoor Stores. His area of expertise ensures that there is no one better to suggest which rifles are most suitable for your hunting experience. He is also available for you to contact him personally to discuss the types of animals you want to hunt and the terrain you will be hunting on. Feel free to read his posts for expert opinion on Rifles, Scopes, Rangefinders, Bonoculars and Monoculars.

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