Hotech Astro Aimer Generation 3 - Red/White LED Flashlight w/Green Laser Pointer
The Hotech Astro Aimer G3 has all the features of Astro Aimer Gen II and the same dimensions and appearance of Astro Aimer Gen II. In addition, new Astro Aimer G3 is dust and water resistant with redesigned internal construction and an anti-reflection coated optical glass window to optimize its outdoor applications.
Now you can take your Hotech Astro Aimer anywhere, including the dewiest of star parties. It's perfect for camping, hiking and rafting. Use it in the rain, or for any emergency situation in almost any environment. Astro Aimer's green laser is perfect for pinpointing star locations as well as any other pointing needs. The two-color LED flashlight is ideal for any indoor and outdoor illumination. Its multi functions make Astro Aimer a very useful tool for astronomers, educators, hikers, campers, any outdoor goers, rescuers, law enforcement, military, CSI laser investigation tools and many others.
True 5mW high power green laser, 532nm wavelength. Green laser is 20 times brighter than red laser at the same output power as perceived by human eyes. The extremely visible green laser line allows an audience in about 3 meter radius around you to clearly trace the laser line to the intended star.
The Hotech Astro Aimer G3 has a built-in feedback circuit that constantly monitors the laser output power to keep it stable. The control allows the laser to operate stably under cold or warm ambient temperatures. When the laser is turned on, a blue LED light under the laser switch glows dimly to signal you the device is on, so you will not accidentally point the laser to others or yourself (as shown above). There are total of 3 brightness modes. Low and intermediate modes are for map reading. High brightness mode (4,000 mcd) is for night illumination without disrupting other stargazers' dark-adapted vision. Red-light modes are activated by turning front flashlight bezel to the left. Three white LEDs provide true color and bright illumination (apx. 21,000 mcd total), the best tool for packing up, searching for lost items, identifying colored items, and field illumination. Activate the white light by turning front flashlight bezel to the right.
The voltage regulated power control circuit keeps both Red and White LEDs performing at a constant brightness. The circuitry keeps the LEDs operating at maximum brightness until a minimum voltage cut off point (4 volt). LED brightness does not decay according to the battery drain as with the other battery powered flashlights. In addition, you may turn ON either of the LED flashlights in combination with the activated green laser to pin point an illuminated object. This feature is useful especially when the object is large, which requires additional lighting for better visual confirmation.
The knurled flashlight cap can be easily operated with a thick glove on a cold night. Also distinguishable detents identify each light mode to help you operate in the dark. The time delayed laser switch frees both hands for telescope aiming without having to hold the laser ON button as with other green pointers.
The well crafted Astro Aimer is precision CNC from aero-space grade aluminum material, then we sand blast and anodize for a rugged and long lasting surface finish. Operated by three AAA batteries, approximately 20 continuous hours, included with the product and package includes one detachable 15" adjustable strap to hang on your neck or wrist, belt clip pouch, and foam protected box for field transportation.
Hotech Product Number: HTGL-G3
- Additional Information
SKU HT-HTGL-G3 Manufacturer HOTECH Warranty 1 Year Warranty
- Included Items
- Hotech Astro Aimer Generation 3
- Belt Clip
- Protective Foam Box
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Inquisitive on Jan 5, 2015 12:33:47 AMHotech does not list the power output in lumens, but they do list output in mcd (millicandela). High brightness in red is 4000 mcd and the white LEDs provide 21000 mcd in output. There are websites online that can convert mcd to lumens, but you need to know the apex angle of the lights. 21000 mcd at a 45 degree apex angle (just a guess, as Hotech does not state this info) would be about 10 lumens, but the actual value may be a fair bit higher or lower.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Jan 5, 2015 10:09:12 AM1. where is this made?
2. is this class IIIa?
3. what is the temperature rating? I need one for cold weather
4. what is the range in darkness for the green laser?
5. what is the beam diameter at source?Question by: reyne on Apr 6, 2016 11:59:00 AMThese answers are from HoTech directly.
1. The Astro Aimers are machined and built in the USA
2. Yes, this is a class IIIa laser
3. About 40 degrees F
4. Depending on air quality/humidity/suspended particles, the visibility is between 3 and 20 miles
5. The beam diameter at source is 3mm and approximately 12mm wide 40 feet from the source with linear expansion past that.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Apr 6, 2016 12:30:00 PM
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