Author Topic: Just talked to Al Nagler on the Phone!  (Read 78 times)

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Re: Just talked to Al Nagler on the Phone!
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 12:31:51 AM »
A related story:
About 30 years ago, I bought a Celestron "Super C-8 (C-8 OTA on a fork mount, 110 V drive). I saw an ad for the Tuthill "Star Trap Power Module" (it ran off internal 12V sealed lead-acid batteries) in Sky & Telescope I bought one of the kits from the Tuthill shop, installed it, & used it for a few years. Finally, the batteries refused to take a charge. I called the Tuthill number again & spoke to a very humble, very helpful man, who sent me 2 new batteries with installation instructions. He joked with me a bit, & explained everything about my C-8 that I needed to know.
Some years later, it dawned on me that I had spoken to Roger Tuthill himself! What a gracious man! Sounds like Al Nagler is in the same league.
Bob