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    If the pilot sees a laser beaming at an aircraft it's no fun.

    They have to fill out a laser beam exposure questioner for the FAA.

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    As one who worked for a Government agency, I hated filling out forms with a passion...and they have a form for everything! If only people would be responsible, life would be easier on everyone!
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    What is the difference between a green laser and a red dot finder... besides the color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stargazer193857 View Post
    What is the difference between a green laser and a red dot finder... besides the color?
    A red dot finder reflects a small LED on a piece of glass that you look through to point the scope. A laser makes a beam of light that points into the sky.
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    ...which means you have to get behind the scope to use a red dot one (or you can't see the dot), while the green laser beam can be seen from anywhere around the scope, which avoids a lot of contortion .

    On the other hand, the red dot ones are completely safe, while the green lasers are a potential danger to passing aircraft - so you have to be careful and vigilant all the time you have it on, every time you have it on - and best to only have it on when you're not looking through the eyepiece - and therefore have a reasonable chance of spotting anything around.
    Basically, use common sense and treat it like a firearm . They're great if you're somewhere with no planes around and nice open horizons - but not so good if you're somewhere with lots of planes and restricted views - planes can sneak up on you very quickly, especially if you have houses blocking your view of the sky...

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    Default Re: Thejoy of the green laser!

    One of the great things about the laser is being able to pin point objects, seems I'm always coming across something and having to guess where it was when looking in the future. Now when I come across something I hit the laser mark it and I know exactly where it is, it's something I couldn't do with my spotting scope.
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    [QUOTE=gsongpnw;1057778722]Teamhawkins: I don't know if you saw but I put a link up above for batteries, you may not need them but if you do need extra's Amazon has the best deal going. For $8.95 they have four batteries and a dual charger I use them for my night vision as well and they work great. Best wishes and happy night sky![/QUOT

    I'll look for the link because those batteries will definitely come in handy. This Laser is awesome. We don't plan on using it around our home much as a Military base is nearby and plenty of air traffic. But near the beach front or any other close by dark area it is a much needed tool! Thanks again!
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    Same here (TeamHawkins). F-18s can pop out of nowhere. Nonetheless the pointer is a fantastic tool when with others.
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