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Old 03-09-2008, 05:58 PM #1
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Default where should i buy my first laser?

Hello, i am 17 years and i come from Denmark, i want to buy a laser with at least 45mW (so i can see the beam) because i want to look at stars with my granddad. But here is my problem, where should i buy a fairly cheap but good quality laser pen? (green laser and shipment to Denmark prefer)

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Just my 2 cents worth, but I think, for star pointing more than 45 mW is clearly not best. *
Get a 10 to 20 mW. I like the LaserGlow Galileo, Good as supplied (<5 mW), and these turn easily to 20 or even 30 mW with an easy pot mod.
I really like a pointer not to undo my eye's dark adaption. *I think ~20 mW *is great, less is O.K. if there is stuff in the air, (pollen moisture dust etc., then, maybe use about 5 - 10 mW), *these work well also, if you have very keen eyes, and want to save the eyes from too bright a flash when a object is close by, and dotted unintentionally (such as a overhead tree or moth etc.) *It also depends on if you want to see very dim objests, I was able to see an asteroid which the ~10 mW green laser (mounted on compuer guided telescope), helped me know exactly where to look. *Had I used 45 mW I would have not seen this!
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Default Re: where should i buy my first laser?

which of the Galileo would you recommend the 3.0-4.5 mW (Galileo-3) or 4.5-5.0 mW (Galileo-5) ?
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I usually buy the Galileo -3, as the pot is easy to reach and you can adjust either to ~25 mW with most units, and most folks want >5 mW. Seems, to me there is a small downside risk, (I modded about 10 of 'em), as I have not seen or heard of a Galileo failing, but it would void the warranty, if you mod it. If you aren't going to mod, maybe get the Galileo -5 btw, if you want one already modded to ~25 mW, I have a couple for $88 ea, Intn'l shipping ~$20
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Rigel SOLD! 3-4 mW I Love it PGL III 593.5nm doing >20 mW! SOLD!
Several Green lasers, EVO PRO Peak ~160 mW & Spyder I Peak 295 mW are my new green favorites!
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Or you could just buy a DX True30.

Only 24 bucks, ideal for outdoor usage. Not so ideal for indoor usage...
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Or you could just buy a DX True30.

Only 24 bucks, ideal for outdoor usage. Not so ideal for indoor usage...
Imo the Galileo would be better for star pointing because it has constant on/off. Also the dx true 30 lasers don't seem to like being used outside in the cold.
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either one is a good choice
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