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FLO    3,982

Today we learned Howie Glatter has passed away :sad2:

This will be sad news to those who knew him and to all those who use and appreciate his range of collimation tools.

He was a likeable man and respected by the astronomy community. 

 

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FLO    3,982

This video shows Howie's passion for and dedication to amateur astronomy. 

 

 

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DirkSteele    1,219

Very sad day.  I purchased an item from him directly almost a decade ago (I think, all those years are blurring into one) when he was building up his business.  Great to deal with.

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andrew s    641
8 minutes ago, DirkSteele said:

Very sad day.  I purchased an item from him directly almost a decade ago (I think, all those years are blurring into one) when he was building up his business.  Great to deal with.

Fully agree, I to got mine direct years ago. I would love to see his paralyzer principle adopted industry wide. It was one of the very few example of good kinematic design in astronomical couplings.

Regards Andrew

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xtreemchaos    10,285

sad news, a remarkable man, who has made the alining of optics easy, a visionary . his dedication to astronomy is vast. charl.

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faulksy    3,336

All makes sense now. Very very sad day in the astronomy community 

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niallk    1,628

Very sorry to hear this - I saw a post recently from him on CN saying that he hoped to be back in production soon.  From reading forums, it is so clear that he was universally highly respected.

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FLO    3,982

We are delighted to announce today Howie Glatter collimation tools will return. 

Wayne at Starlight Instruments, manufacturer of Feathertouch focusers, purchased the business about 1 ½ months before Howie passed on. 

Not many people know this but Starlights Instruments manufactured a number of HG's products. We cannot imagine a company more able and better suited to continue Howie’s legacy. SI's intention is to continue the entire range of HG products but, understandably, will begin with those already manufactured by themselves. 

Our best guess is Howie Glatter products will return in around 2-3 months. 

HTH, 

Steve 

 

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faulksy    3,336

wayne told me the same a while back. its great news in that respect. :headbang:and like you say Steve who better

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jetstream    4,198

I'm very glad to hear this!

I recently purchased a tublug/2" laser of Glatters and they work superbly- my 15" dob is so much easier and faster to collimate now. I'm going to buy another laser (650) to complement the 635 now that they are back.

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ollypenrice    17,940

Sad newsindeed, but good to know that Howie Glatter's contribution to astronomy will continue in good hands and continue to help the community.

Olly

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kirkster501    1,574

Wow only just read this!  I spoke to him last year and he explained his paraliser concept to me over Skype.  A great, approachable guy who was really friendly.  Sad indeed! :(

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