Quote: Even without seeing results at the EP yet, I can say that Mr. Glatter’s tools are wonderfully constructed and appear to all have incredibly tight tolerances. Even though I am relatively new to amateur astronomy, I am pretty confident that this is not a purchase that I will ever regret.
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Quote:I bought a 1.25 inch Howie Glatter collimator about 12 years ago. Howie makes lifetime tools and he supports them. There's even a couple of Howie Glatter collimators up on top of Mount Palomar in the Observatory, I think they are used to align artificial star system that is part of the adaptive optics..Jon
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Quote: Against the advice of most, I ended up splurging on a 2” Glatter collimator, tuBlug & holographic grid.
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Quote:Quote: Against the advice of most, I ended up splurging on a 2” Glatter collimator, tuBlug & holographic grid.
Excellent post! I don't know who would advise not buying the Glatter collimation products. The only downside is that they are expensive. However, like you said, properly taken care of, they should last a lifetime. I have had a few conversations with Howie. He is a very nice guy--and a very interesting conversationalist.
Quote:I should have bought mine from the beginning. I struggled for months.. partly because i didnt know ehat i was doing and different guides seemed to give different kinds of info. now its so easy. And a well collimated scope is SO noticeably better to look through. laser and tublug here. I also have the lower power less bright version and its PLENTY bright even in a well lit room in daylight.