Image of the day

Captured by
Peter Bresler

Trifid Nebula, m20

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Thomas Back Passes...

Started by Hootscoot, 09/21/2007 01:39PM
Posted 09/21/2007 10:53PM #10
It was truly a privilege to meet and speak with this wonderful person.
He was one in a million and will remain a shining star to us forever.

10" Teleport (R2D2 Jr.)
Celestron Evolution 60th Ann
Canon IS 10x30 bino
E.S. Voyager
Explore Scientific ep's
Wonderful Rescued Greyhound  grin
(Understanding Wife)  wink 
Posted 09/22/2007 02:48AM #11
You will be Missed....God bless you and your fam.
Posted 09/22/2007 06:54AM #12
My condolences to his family and close friends. Tom left his mark on all of us. He will be greatly missed.

Charles Cunningham
Posted 09/22/2007 07:41AM #13
I'm honoured of have an his excellent optics:
a TMB 203 (8") Super Apo f/9.
I will continue to honour his talent with my work.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Paolo Candy
Posted 09/22/2007 08:02AM #14
God speed indeed TMB lives on...
Posted 09/22/2007 12:09PM #15
I met him only briefly at the Winter Star Party but was immediately impressed with his knowledge and his personality. Having owned one of his scopes I can honestly say that the quality of the man showed in the products he made.
Posted 09/22/2007 08:42PM #16
Indeed a sad day. My favorite scope is in my living room, a TMB 105.

I understand that he had been ill for some time. Does anyone know the cause of his untimely demise?
Posted 09/23/2007 06:37AM #17
I met Tom years ago at Pocono Mountain Optics and would run into him from time to time at events like the NEAF and the Black Forest Star Party. It was always a pleasure to converse with him.

Rest in peace, Tom.

Dave Mitsky

Chance favors the prepared mind.

De gustibus non est disputandum.
Posted 09/23/2007 07:24AM #18
Rest in peace Tom. I will always remember you whenever I look at the stars. I have your superb scope the TMB 105/6.2 German CNC.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posted 09/24/2007 07:51PM #19
I was saddened to hear of the loss of Thomas Back. In my eyes he was to optical design as Glenn Gould was to classical piano performance - light years ahead in a different universe. I hope his surviving relatives can get to read these great tributes. dm