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How to Align Your Laser on Your Telescope
Install your Laser in your ring type finder scope mount
- Make sure the inside diameter of the scope ring is larger than the 1" diameter Laser.
- If the I.D. of the scope mount is too large and the screw is too short to tie down the Laser, go to a hardware store and purchase a nylon tipped thump screw with compatible threads.
- Go to "Align your Laser to your telescope".

Install your Laser on a Tripod Thread
- Fasten the ¼-20 screw firmly onto the bottom of the Laser's ¼-20 female screw hole.

Align your Laser to your telescope
- Pre-install the Laser in the scope mount at the position where the laser ON/OFF button is at an easy access location (e.g. between the two mounting rings).
- Point your telescope to an easy to find object (e.g. the moon), and check through your viewfinder (use the lowest magnification or large field of view) and move the telescope until the object is in the approximate center of your view.
- Turn on the Laser and adjust the laser pointing to the same approximate center location of the object.
- While the laser is on, you should be able to see the diverging green laser line in your viewfinder pointing toward the object.
- Fine adjust the Laser's pointing until the green line diverges into the center of your viewfinder. During this adjustment process, you don't need to point at the moon. Your telescope can point at the dark sky for best visibility of the laser line.

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Laser Safety Precaution
Safety precautions must be followed when using the Laser. Never shine a laser at anyone. Lasers are designed to illustrate inanimate objects. The beam should never be allowed to enter the eye. Although instant permanent blindness will not occur with a momentary, glancing exposure, visual damage could occur if the beam is allowed to enter the eye and fall upon the same area of the retina for more than about 1/4 second. This is an unlikely occurrence, given the aversion and blink reflex, however, all precautions should always be followed to avoid direct eye exposure.

The Laser should never be pointed at vehicles, boats, or aircraft, even distant ones.

Precautions for Astronomers
When others are observing, the Laser should only be used with permission.  Laser should not be pointed at nearby reflective objects because the brilliant reflections will temporarily destroy dark adapted vision. The beam in air does not noticeably effect dark adaptation.

The Laser should not be used when others are imaging, as a sweep of the beam through the imaged field might register in the exposure. To insure that the previous precautions are followed, do not allow minors to use the Laser unsupervised. Laser devices are not toys.

For more information on laser safety FAQ, please visit Laser FAQ.