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My Howie Glatter Laser Collimator Experience


I obtained my Howie Glatter laser collimator, TuBlug, and many attachments last week -- Thank you Howie  I will share with everybody in this post and these ones my "Glatter" experience.I have 2 other Orion laser collimators that I purchased 4 or 5 years back.  I thought it'd be interesting to compare my new Glatter against my mass produced laser collimators and publish the results.  By the way, I hardly used my Orion laser collimators over the past couple of years.In terms of build quality, there is no comparison.  See the photo below.  Concerning the laser beam quality, Glatter is brighter and thinner.  See the next photo.  These photographs were taken at a distance of 25 feet.  Concerning precision, I had to create a strong V-block and I had to anchor it.  At 25 feet distance, I was amazed with my Glatter's precision.  See the cartoon below.  NOTE: If you want to put your Glatter to the same test, ensure your V-block is hardy -- and I am hardy.  Glatter fit perfectly in my Moonlite focuser.  Years back, I had to tape my 2 Orion lasers to increase their fit.


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