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norbyx

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Well I was missing the 593.5 wavelenght and since laserglow was making a closeout sale I decided to take a chance on a Rigel 6 with minor scratches.

I got the laser today, and to my surprise the sctatches weren't there... Go figure... oh wait.... after very close inspection there is one minor scratch... I had to take a good closeup to actually be able to post in in a picture... I bet that someone with glasses wouldn't even notice it, and with some polish it will certainly dissapear... Not bad considering it had a lower price tag just for that...

Now the laser has "some" difference in the color compared to the 589 (a bit warmer), but since the 589 has over 10 times the power output, it is not easy to compare, I will try to compare it when the night comes and with some fog.

As far as this laserglow rigel, well it is nice, not "fantastic" or :drool: that makes your jaw fall down, like the CNI 589.

Well let's carry on... a pictures says 1000 words so here they come:









This is the scratch:


Beam shots:



LPM cold start:


LPM hot start:


So all in all I am satisfied with the results I got from the LPM and the laser is overspec (amazing to say that in this case it is 33% overspec):eek:... but with just 8mw average it is not like the golden sable 589nm that stunned me:whistle:.


Norbyx.
 
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ultimatekaiser

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Pretty cool. I actually almost bought this, but it's not FDA compliant so the feds would prolly take it :/

Congrats on the nice laser :) the pointers have a power management built into them to keep them stable. I also want a 594nm laser... But they're crazy expensive.... Gotta pay off my 589 first :D
 

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Looks like a great steal you got there:beer: id be more into the 589nm's and such if they had more power but then again if they were cheap and powerful they wouldnt be that special:D
 

norbyx

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Looks like a great steal you got there:beer: id be more into the 589nm's and such if they had more power but then again if they were cheap and powerful they wouldnt be that special:D
Well the power of the 589 is more than enough, I shall try the 594 later and make some shots in the dark...
 

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Here are a few beamshots of my two yellows, I had to close the aperture on the 589 otherwise it would just "eat" the 594.
Also there is an HeNe red.




Now consider that the red is 7mw, the 594 is about the same and the 589 I turned it down to look more or less the same as the others, If full aperture on the 589 this is the result:


Sorry for the pictures bad quality, but I just didn't want to set up the camera again so I took them with the IPhone. Still the tone difference can be appreciated...
 

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despite it being taken on the iphone, the pictures show the difference very well. Nice job:beer:
 

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Another sweet laser Norbyx. I have yet to add a yellow laser :na:

Thanks for sharing :D

~ LB
 

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Nice grab on a great laser!
I like the comparison pics with the 589nm.
Your sig. (toy box) is filling up nicely. :beer:
 

ultimatekaiser

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Nice beam shots... Yeah it was a good deal. I wanna buy a vega next personally... Wish they had a 589nm in that host....
 




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