Thomas J. Johnson, the creator of the modern Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and the founder of Celestron, died early this morning (March 13, 2012), according to Celestron president and CEO Joe Lupica. Johnson was 89.
Telescope visionary Tom Johnson poses with one of his early Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. He ranked among the most important figures shaping the last half century of amateur astronomy.
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