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#1 ahlberto

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 .The news here .
A irreplaceable loss for the astronomy world.
RIP mr Johnson

#2 tmbuser6

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

I am genuinely sad to hear that. He changed the face of our hobby forever with his Celestronic-20 and everything that followed.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

There is a video about Tom Johnson's contribution to astronomy on Celestron's website. It is located at the end of the announcement of his passing.

Click on 'Company Info' and then on the right hand side under 'Latest News'.

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#4 Scott Beith

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

RIP Sir. :bow:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

Just heard myself. Don't know what to say. A giant has left us... :bawling:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

What a tremendous accomplishment and contribution to modern Amateur astronomy that one man made. RIP Mr. Johnson, and thanks for everything you did for the rest of us. Many of us will forever be in your debt. :goodjob:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:13 PM

RIP Tom. Your legacy will live on...

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

There are few people who did more to make astronomy available to the masses than Tom. He reached up and brought the stars within our grasp.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:28 PM

My fondest respects for a person who truly changed the face of modern amateur astronony to say nothing of imaging. He was a great man.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

There is a video about Tom Johnson's contribution to astronomy on Celestron's website. It is located at the end of the announcement of his passing.



Very interesting video about Tom's life and contribution to our hobby. There was a lot there I'd never heard before.

Here's the Link

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

http://www.skyandtel...-142534025.html

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

My deepest respects to a man who changed the face of amateur astronomy forever.

First Norman Edmund, now Tom Johnson... the old guard is departing, it would seem.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:44 PM

Sad news indeed.

Thanks for everything Tom.
Your telescopes have inspired so many people to look to the stars.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

What a contribution he made to this passion we call amateur astronomy.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:22 AM

Amateur Astronomy has lost a giant.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:00 PM

Sorry to hear this. His contributions to amateur astronomy are enormous.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:07 PM

Every night he will be remembered by hundreds of amateur astronomers when they are looking through their SCT's. Tom made them affordable and popular.We owe him much.
RIP
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

Very sad to be losing the people that have contributed so much for our passion.

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#19 ahlberto

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

RIP Tom and thank you for your life and the gift you gave to the astronomy community through your thought and creativity.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

I was a pre-med in college in the early 80's and the school had a C8, which at that time was the largest scope that I had ever used. My first view of the GRS was through that scope.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:46 PM

Great man,did good work,nice long run. Can't ask for more than that! Following seas Tom!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

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