index prism

index prism

[′in‚deks ‚priz·əm]
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A sextant prism which can be rotated to any angle corresponding to altitudes between established limits; the bubble or pendulum sextant counterpart of the index mirror of a marine sextant.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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All LX L models come with fully multicoated lenses and phase-corrected, high index prism glass.
Utilizing Nikon's multilayer-coated lenses and Bak4 High Index Prisms, these binoculars offer excellent image brightness and clarity.
Called the 7-15X35 Action Zoom, it has 9.1 mm of eye relief at 7x, a field view of 288 feet at 1,000 yards and a close focus distance of 26 feet, along with a 7-15 power zoom range, multicoated precision lanses and high index prisms. It is available in 7x35, 7x50, 8x40, 10x50 and 12x50 configurations.