posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 10:23 AM
reply to post by CX
I use a green 30mw laser for star pointing,it works great and was approx£30 on ebay.
It takes 2 AAA batteries,and last for ages on one set.
Its great on nights with clear skies,but should not be used in small rooms,reflected off windows/mirrors,or used in the rain(the beam reflects of the
rain and can cause eye damage if it goes into your eyes).
And as someone already said,never shine near aircraft,or the cops will bash your door down quick sharp.
They are a great tool for responsible star spotting though.
I have mine set up on a tripod,so you can aim it steadily at whatever star or planet you are going for.
Good luck to your daughter!