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#26 JayinUT

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:44 PM

Very sad to hear this. He was a consummate gentleman and will be much missed. Condolences to his family and close friends. 



#27 Dave O

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:46 PM

Very sad news indeed.  frown.gif

I always enjoyed reading his posts and the insights he offered.  My condolences to his family and friends.  He will be missed.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:52 AM

It's not only his posts that will be missed, but also Nils's unique qualities and personality: he was always inquisitive and ready to listen, but never simply accepting of authority, eager to understand everything, and to show others clearly how to retrace his steps (from the things not mentioned yet, he was the lan who made me really understand many aspects of the visibility of deepsky objects and the points made by Clarke -- and those _not_ made as well).

And in debate he was ever so calm and humble, and a man able to shape a consensus on even the most heated of topics. I think many of us would love to be as mild-mannered as he was.
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:55 AM

Very sad news.  Another great contributor to amateur astronomy who will be sadly missed.  RIP Nils


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:26 AM

I first virtually met Nils Olof on the old ATM list , where we had a number of

fascinating discussions.   He had a unique combination of insight and humility that made him a remarkable contributor to amateur astronomy and telescope technology.   Yes, he will be greatly missed.

Dan Chaffee


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#31 cheapersleeper

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:18 AM

I am not a great ATM and my knowledge of optics and engineering is scant.  The times that my elementary questions caught his eye, Nils Olof Carlin treated me with kindness and dispensed great wisdom. 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:15 AM

Nils will be sadly missed.

Also met him on the ATM list years ago.

RIP Nils.

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:55 AM

A few more thoughts on Nils:

 

- Nils was always happy and willing to help me understand confusing topics.  The one thing I knew when I was discussing a thorny concept with Nils:

 

I knew if I disagreed with Nils,  it was because I did not understand the subtleties .. That was my working assumption.  Whether it was the design of an equatorial platform or nulling the parallax error in a reflex finder, he was happy to patiently help me understand. 

 

I just assumed Nils was right.  In that assumption,  I was never wrong.  :)

 

- Nils was a physician,  he must have been a darn good one. 

 

- I have a recollection his wife's/companion's name is Christina,  anyone know more? 

 

- In one PM,  Nils sent me a photo of his home,  the lushness,  the verdant green..  I will try to find and post it. 

 

Last night as I prepared my big Dob for evening,  I thought of Nils..   Not just because he had invented the Barlowed laser I was using but because of who he was,  gosh I'll miss him. 

 

It's hard to believe. 

 

Jon


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:16 PM

We have lost an outstanding member of this forum. I regret that I did not know him personally. He was always cogent and always a gentleman.

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:58 PM

I did not know Nils Olof Carlson, but I have enjoyed his posts for so many years. Every time I would see his name to the left, I knew there was probably something I might learn if I could sift through the post to the right.

 

I came across his Couder Mask calculator several years ago. It came in handy quite a few times.

 

http://w1.411.telia....ouder/zcalc.htm

 

RIP my unknown friend...


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:12 PM

I would have loved to meet Nils.  He was a truly reputable, knowledgeable resource and contributor to this forum, and always with such clarity and patience.  Gonna miss reading his posts.  

 

+1 for setting up a special thread for him like Ron Ravneberg's, with links to every post Nils made.  

 

But on the positive side, Nils can now have a total solar eclipse any time he wants to see one!  And find out what's going on out at Trappist-1, Kepler-186f, and all the other exoplanets.  That IS my definition of Heaven.

Mike

 


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#37 Jason D

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:37 PM

 

 

+1 for setting up a special thread for him like Ron Ravneberg's, with links to every post Nils made.  

 

 

 

The following URL should list all threads that Nils Olof participated in

 

https://www.cloudyni...tivity&mid=4433


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:54 PM

 

 

 

+1 for setting up a special thread for him like Ron Ravneberg's, with links to every post Nils made.  

 

 

 

The following URL should list all threads that Nils Olof participated in

 

https://www.cloudyni...tivity&mid=4433

 

That's a good start, but I think that history is limited to CN 2.0 (or 2.1?).  The hard part will be to get the list of topics from the original CN (1.0) forums.

 

Dave



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:56 PM

Oh dear. Nils was a gentleman and always so modest. You would never know by his posts that he was a giant. It's hard to lose someone respected so deeply.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:48 PM

I just assumed Nils was right.  In that assumption,  I was never wrong.  

Yes, and I never failed to read a post of his when I saw it. There was something in each that I needed to learn. What a loss for us all.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:17 PM

This is just too sad. Only met Nils Olof Carlin once but we had some mailcontact and I have read a lot by him both in English and Swedish. He was very honest, clever and straight forward!

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:23 PM

If Nils said it, it was usually the way it was. I never knew him to be wrong. I enjoyed his wisdom and knowledge. Sorry he's gone.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:21 PM

What sad news.  I sometimes scroll past a lot of posts without reading, but never his.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:43 PM

Hello,

 

Yes, many of us will miss Nils Olof very much.

 

Not only was he incredibly competent within his area(s), he was also a very warmhearted and humble person.

 

It was kind of a shock to me when I heard he has passed away. I am, at least, glad to have met him just a couple of months ago having a nice conversation regarding earlier observing meetings together.

 

With my highest regards for you,

 

Rest in peace Nils Olof.

 

Greetings

 

Jonas


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

The stars will be a little less bright from now on.

It is a fate we all share, but too soon!, too soon!

 

P.S. my avatar is NOT how I feel right now.


Edited by Starman1, 17 August 2017 - 06:45 PM.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:45 PM

Nils's posts were a pleasure to read.  I always learned something from reading them, and in them he always came across as a very kind and patient person.  His erudition was matched only by his modesty.  We will miss him very much and our only solace is that his contributions will stay with us.

 

Rest in peace, Nils. You are with the stars now.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:49 PM

Jonas and Magnus:

 

I have searched to web for an obituary for Nils but have found nothing. I think my search is limited because of my inability to do searches in the Swedish language.  Maybe one of you could find something??

 

Thanks

 

Jon


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:15 PM

So sorry to hear this bad news. R.I.P Nils.



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:12 AM

What a loss. RIP



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

So Sorry to hear of Nils  passing , R.I.P. you will be missed .




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