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Old 30-11-2018, 12:21 PM
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Green laser pointers

Hi, I want to buy a green laser pointer for pointing out celestial objects to family/friends. As a member of an astronomical society I can apply for a permit. Looking on ebay & amazon there are so many options - I wonder if members can narrow the choice down for me? Thanks for advice
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Old 30-11-2018, 01:40 PM
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As a member of an Astronomy club you don't need a permit to carry one or use it for Astronomy purposes. Astronomy club members are exempt from requiring a permit.

I am in NSW so maybe confirm your states Regs.

You only need the permit if you want to import one. I would not go down that path. It can get very complicated.

Just buy one from an Aussie seller on EBay and there won't be any problems. There are a few.
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Old 30-11-2018, 01:54 PM
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Thanks for advice - my Astronomy association, ASSA, does have an application form for a permit.
I've found a few reasonably priced pointers on ebay (Aussie based) so will try that. : )
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Basicaly Carole these were around for every Tom , Dick and Harry to buy everywhere but , ,,,,

Either Tom , Dick or Harry started to spot planes and helicopters with them ,,, so the rest is history , we all pay the price today for idiot's today ,,, everywhere . Knee jerk , gives the Govt. power to make us all pay for the few ,,, idiots !


As usual .

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Old 01-12-2018, 11:54 AM
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Carole,

try

http://telescopes-astronomy.com.au


Mobile: 0416 123 096

Email: telescopes@adam.com.au



They are very close to you in southern suburbs, and have a good range.

cheers Phil
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