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Mosc007

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Lucky it was not a 7+ Watt laser.

There would not have been any eye left to examine. So dam dangerous. I rarely turn my Nubm44 on.
 

Mosc007

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It does seem so strange he would do it deliberately. I guess some kids have no idea how dangerous lasers can be.



What's alarming with this is that it was probably a green with less than 100 mw. The so called 1mw Greens sold on ebay in Aus are 50-80 mw.

You can imagine what a laser with more than 70 times that power would do. I would expect the whole eye to explode. And further burn damage to the tissue/bone behind the eye.

Its hard to imagine sometimes how much heat is transfered down a laser beam.
 
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I'll bet some older person or one of his parents gave him a 532nm laser to "play" with. It seems unlikely a nine year old kid would be able to get one on his own. I can't help but wonder if there aren't some other issues in his young life that caused him to self mutilate. It was likely painful to do it. :undecided:
 

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Kids for the most part don't know anything about what's really dangerous, everything they touch can't easily harm them or it would be kept out of their reach, that's the real problem, the parents think the ebay laser is safe or can't really do any lasting damage.

Ebay sells katana swords and any parent knows that would be too dangerous for most 9 year old children to casually play with, but they don't understand the eye hazard associated with over spec pointers, they don't even know to warn the child like they would about safely using a pocket knife or a BB gun, the pointer was probably just handed over with a " have fun " and no warning.....maybe a " don't shine it at anyone's face "

It's just like mom and dad said don't stare at the sun, but we all did take a look because the warning was not stern, also kids are curious at 9 years old and feel pretty much impervious to most things, especially a " toy "
 
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Ebay sells katana swords and any parent knows that would be too dangerous for most 9 year old children to casually play with,
but they don't understand the eye hazard associated with over spec pointers,
they don't even know to warn the child like they would about safely using a pocket knife or a BB gun,
the pointer was probably just handed over with a " have fun " and no warning.....maybe a " don't shine it at anyone's face "
 

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I didn't stare at the sun when I was 7 years old until one of my parents told me not to do so, arrgg....
 

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What they should have done is supervise me when using a telescope with a sun filter in it, I couldn't find the sun, so took it out to just get close to where I saw the sky start to light up.... I hit the sun square on, saw pink for two or three days. In normal daylight levels I cannot tell I did that, but one eye doesn't have as much night sensitivity now due to that.
 

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What they should have done is supervise me when using a telescope with a sun filter in it, I couldn't find the sun, so took it out to just get close to where I saw the sky start to light up.... I hit the sun square on, saw pink for two or three days. In normal daylight levels I cannot tell I did that, but one eye doesn't have as much night sensitivity now due to that.
Oh my Chris, that's scary ....

BTW, those little screw-in sun filters that go into the eyepiece end, have been banned, even though some eBay sellers still push them.
They are dangerous in their own right since the heat build up in the eyepiece can crack the filter suddenly, exposing the eye to direct magnified sunlight.

:eek:

To view the sun safely, you need an approved sun filter that fits snuggly over the objective of the scope with no way for it to fall off accidently.

RB

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WARNING, act of incredible stupidity shown in video below.

 
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WizardG

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Youtube took that one down.

Yea, I think.
 

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Did any one of you report it which I hope is the reason why? It's kinda strange they took it down in 1 day after being up for 5 months..
 




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