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#26 schmeah

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:17 AM

^^^^^Wonderful!



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 05:24 PM

Sadly, Rick Johnson passed away on January 10th, 2019.

 

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:38 PM

Oh no. This is so sad. I had such a deep respect for Rick, and admired him and his work greatly. I communicated with him often, and wondered why he hadn’t posted lately. I know he was battling lymphoma. I’m glad that he was able to get his catalog posted, because I know how proud he was of his work. He will be missed by so many.

 

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#29 John Rogers

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 10:47 AM

RIP Rick.



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 11:38 AM

Your passion and contributions will be missed.



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:34 PM

Jeez....I barely beginning to browse his work. A hero worth looking up to


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:41 AM

This is a total shock. He was an inspiration and the legacy of this archive is just beginning to be appreciated.
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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:50 PM

Amazing! I'm not sure who manages this archive but the webserver can be set up with an SSL certificate for HTTPS, that would be great. Everything shows up as 'untrusted' and my browsers don't like it and they aren't even viewable on my work computer.

 

 

Edit: I see Rick left this world in January. Talk about a roller coaster...I was in such a good mood finding this archive and then I see the news. RIP Rick! Thanks for leaving us this gem and I hope there is someone to man the lighthouse. 


Edited by Kaydubbed, 01 March 2019 - 03:55 PM.


#34 Jon Rista

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:58 PM

I caught myself wondering when Rick was going to post his next image. They were so common and regular in this forum for so long you just kind of expect them. Then I remembered... sigh2.gif 



#35 Stefan Lilge

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 04:32 PM

 I am devastated about Rick's death, although it didn't come totally unexpected. I "knew" him from alt.binaries.pictures.astro and always admired his willingness to go for those exotic and  inconspicuous objects most people would neglect. I will always remember him for his great images and the accompanying texts and this database is a fitting memorial...

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:31 PM

I caught myself wondering when Rick was going to post his next image. They were so common and regular in this forum for so long you just kind of expect them. Then I remembered... sigh2.gif

I just had exactly that experience...

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:09 PM

I chatted with him all the time!  He was so helpful for me...  I can't believe he's gone.  Shame on me for letting time go by without staying in touch.  I feel terrible!

 I don't want to be morbid, but I didn't even know he was sick... what happened?  He always seemed kinda "bulletproof."  He leaves a massive hole in astronomy that no one has come close to filling!  And that brain of his!  So outside of the box...  

   I sooooo hope someone here writes something about what he accomplished, his best practices, his many many ideas and procedures on getting "the shot."

    I miss you Rick!  We all do.  You LEFT TOO EARLY!!

     Joe




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