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décès de Thomas Back ( TMB)

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Je viens d'apprendre par Astronomie.de le décès de Thomas Back, patron de TMB, à l'âge de 50 ans.

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Mais oui.

Malheureusement c'est vrai. Thomas Michael Back (TMB), 1957-2007) n'est plus entre ses admirateurs... Mais on ne l'oubliera jamais.
J'ai parlé avec lui quelques fois par courrier eléctronique. C'était une personne brillante, très simpatique et un génie de la conception optique.
On ne l'oubliera jamais.
Il a rempli le vide entre les prix très elevés et l'enorme temps de attente/production des Astrophysics, permettant à des miliers d'amateurs d'acheter par un prix raisonable (pour la grande qualité de ses instruments) une lunette Apo de grand niveau. Chaque fois que je regarde mon TMB 115 f/7, je me rappellerai de lui.

1. Voici un post:
"On September 13th Thomas Back passed away after a long bout of illness. I have no further information about this at this time.
Our prayers are with his family in their time of sorrow.
Michael Bieler"

2. Voici des détails dans un post de son frère (Charles Back):
(en anglais)

2. "I am the brother of Thomas Back (1957-2007), and I am very sorry to have to inform
the group that Thomas passed away last Thursday, the 13th. As many of
you know, he was very ill for a long time, yet his passing was sudden
and unexpected. We take comfort in knowing that he is in a more
peaceful place.

Thomas is also survived by his mother, Olga, and his father, Lester.
We are all extremely proud of Tom's accomplishments and stature in the
fields of astronomy and optics. We will miss him very much, and we
know that he will also be missed by his many friends, fans, and
customers, including the members of this group.

Sincerely,
Charles Back
cdback@verizon.net"

Très amicalement
Guilherme de Almeida

[Ce message a été modifié par Guilherme de Almeida (Édité le 22-09-2007).]

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Un Grand Monsieur de l'astronomie est parti briller parmi les étoiles qu'il aimait tant...observer avec ses optiques d'exception.

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Je n'ai pas eu l'occasion d'observer dans ses fabuleuses optiques mais je pense que l'ensemble des astrams ont perdu en GRAND Monsieur.

Il est peut être maintenant l'un de ces astres que nous observons avec humilité.

Alain

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Une petite phrase à la fin de son interview: "Don't worry about what telescope you own, or its quality. Just get out under the night sky, and enjoy God's wondrous universe." Ca c'est bien dit non

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