David Lukehurst

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    Eric Watkins
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    I have only just learnt that David Lukehurst of Nottingham, a prominent maker of Dobsonian telescopes, passed away unexpectedly on 4th January, 2024.
    David made a wooden optical tube assembly for an 16″ F:6 mirror I had and mounted onto a Paramount MA gem. The system works well and is used for photometry of comets and asteroids.

    David was a quiet, soft spoken gentleman who’s work and word could be relied upon. I had hoped to have had further dealings with him, but alas yet another British telescope maker passes over.

    My condolences to his wife, family and friends.

    Eric Watkins

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    Tony Vale
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    I was very sorry to hear this news. I met David about 8 or 9 years ago when I went to his home to collect a 16″ Dob which he had built for me. Whenever I use it I think of the superb craftsmanship that went into its construction.

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    John Nichol
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    Very sorry to hear this I was pleased to be able to supply David with many mirrors for his telescopes. Always a pleasure to deal with, thinking of his family and friends at this difficult time.

    John Nichol

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    S J Briggs
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    Very sad news, have always been a pleasure to deal with David, he was a skilled telescope maker.

    My condolences to his family and friends.

    Simon Briggs

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