High output green laser
3-5mW Class IIIa high power green laser at 532nm wavelength. Green laser is 20 times brighter than red laser at the same output power as perceived by human eyes. The effective visual range allows an audience within a 3 meter radius around you to clearly trace the laser line to the star.
Automatic laser power feedback control
The laser has built-in feedback circuit that constantly monitors laser output power to keep the laser output stable. The control allows the laser to operate more stably under cold or warm ambient temperatures.
Easy telescope aiming with constant On/Off toggle laser switch
Constant On laser switch frees both your hands to aim your telescope without holding the laser activation button, unlike conventional green pointers with a momentary switch.
Optional remote pressure switch
Extension remote switch (sold separately) allows an user to activate the laser without disturbing the telescope to which it is attached.
Dimensions & Packaging
0.5" diameter x 6.5" length. Operated by 2 x AAA batteries (included) and comes in a cardboard case.
Model: Astronomer's Green Laser Pointer, HTGL-05
Output Power: Wavelength: 532nm
Output Power: Watts: Between 3mW and 4.99mW
Beam Shape/divergence: circular, 0.5" @ 100'
Laser Activation: Constant ON/OFF toggle switch, remote pressure switch (sold separately)
Operating Power: Two AAA batteries, 4-5 operating hours
Weight: 2 oz. with battery
Dimension: 0.5"/12.7mm dia. x 6.5"/165mm (L)
Recommend Application: Astronomy, Presentation, Target Aiming
Sep 27, 2013
A keeper GLPPros: Cons: Comments:
This is a quality GLP, which is a clear cut above the typical GLPs that can be had for next to nothing. The feature that I like the most is the constant on-off switch in the rear of the unit, which also functions as a momentary switch when it's partially pressed against its own spring tension. Also, it doesn't have a cheesy pocket clip, which is a plus in my opinion.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comMay 31, 2013
Not bright enoughPros:
Good build quality,Easy to UseCons:
Not Bright EnoughComments:
This laser appears to have a high build quality however the beam was not visble my red zone skies. I returned the laser and the replacement had the same issue. I have another popular laser pointer that is rated at < 5mW that was clearly seen in side by side testing I performed before returning the Ho Tech. I intended to use the laser as a finder for my scope but it was not usable due to the weak output. Perhaps it is usable in darker skies.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comJun 13, 2011
Great Astronomy AidPros:
Compact,Strong Construction,Easy to use,Accurate,Good valueCons:
Never used one before and don't know how I did without one. So glad that I have one now. Great aid for Astronomy nights pointing out the wonders of the universe. GET ONE.
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