Thanks for the info guys
From what is being said it might be worth some more research.
There are some cheaper monocular viewers about that sound interesting, just need to make sure that they focus close enough. Either that or spend about $4-500 on some ex miltary ones. They seem to focus down to 10 inches, or 25 cm for those of us in a metric world. Could be handy for that extrem low light stuff :-)
I will update as I go.