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Blue Peter moment...

Big Al

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Due to being a bit on the tall side, I was having trouble using binos on a tripod, especially for anything at high elevation  So I decided to buy a sky mirror to go with them. Maybe it's just me but i found navigating with them a bit of a pain - mostly trial and error to get to see what I wanted. Seeing some other members using green laser pointers started me thinking (dangerous, I know...).


Cue a trip to Maplins



A bit of electrical and mechanical bodgification





A rummage through the assorted brackets box, and...





Now I can look up where the beam is pointing whilst adjusting the mirror instead of having to look down at the mirror under the binos. it's not spot on, but it gets me close enough.



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That's fantastic Al. Nice bit if DIY there. Obviously will have to be careful when using it and planes flying overhead but intermittent use will preserve battery life and be safe. Nice job, anything that helps to see what's up there is useful :)

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