Howie Glatter

Howie Glatter at work

Howie Glatter was an amateur astronomer, tinkerer and inventor who produced premium quality laser collimators, laser pointers and other fine telescope accessories. Howie was frequently seen at star parties all across the USA and elsewhere throughout the world. Sadly we lost Howie in the Spring of 2017, and he will be missed by those of us who knew him.

Starlight Instruments, maker of the famous Feather Touch Focuser, had been a subcontractor to Howie Glatter. As of the Fall of 2017, Starlight Instruments was ramping up production of Glatter laser collimators for delivery later in the year. We anticipate these products becoming available in the order of their historical popularity, starting with the 2-inch collimators.

  • Howie Glatter 2-inch 650nm Standard Brightness Red Laser Collimator
  • Howie Glatter 2-inch 650nm Standard Brightness Red Laser Collimator

  • This collimator is recommended for use in 2-inch focusers under subdued lighting conditions. read more...
  • Our price: $200.00

  • Howie Glatter 2-inch 635 nm High Brightness Red Laser Collimator
  • Howie Glatter 2-inch 635 nm High Brightness Red Laser Collimator

  • This 2-inch 635nm collimator appears 2-3 times brighter to the human eye, which allows for collimation in higher levels of ambient light. read more...
  • Our price: $215.00

  • Howie Glatter 1.25-inch 650nm Standard Brightness Red Laser Collimater
  • Howie Glatter 1.25-inch 650nm Standard Brightness Red Laser Collimater

  • This collimator is recommended for use in 1.25-inch focusers and under subdued lighting conditions. read more...
  • Our price: $150.00

  • Howie Glatter 1.25-inch 635nm High Brightness Red Laser Collimator
  • Howie Glatter 1.25-inch 635nm High Brightness Red Laser Collimator

  • This 1.25-inch 635nm collimator appears 2-3 times brighter to the human eye, which allows for collimation in higher levels of ambient light. read more...
  • Our price: $165.00

  • Howie Glatter Dual 1.25/2-inch 650 nm Standard Brightness Red Laser Collimator
  • Howie Glatter Dual 1.25/2-inch 650 nm Standard Brightness Red Laser Collimator

  • This is a one size fits all collimator for people owning both 1.25" and 2" focusers and willing to collimate in subdued lighting. read more...
  • Our price: $220.00

  • Howie Glatter Dual 1.25/2-inch 635nm High Brightness Red Laser Collimator
  • Howie Glatter Dual 1.25/2-inch 635nm High Brightness Red Laser Collimator

  • This is a one size fits all collimator features a 635nm laser that appears 2-3 time as bright to the human eye, which allows for collimation in higher levels of ambient light. read more...
  • Our price: $235.00

  • Howie Glatter 1.25 Inch TuBLUG
  • Howie Glatter 1.25 Inch TuBLUG

  • The tuBlug is a collimator accessory that allows Barlow collimation of the primary mirror from the back of the telescope. read more...
  • Our price: $115.00

  • Howie Glatter 2 Inch TuBLUG
  • Howie Glatter 2 Inch TuBLUG

  • The tuBlug is a collimator accessory that allows Barlow collimation of the primary mirror from the back of the telescope. read more...
  • Our price: $169.00

  • Howie Glatter Barlow Attachment
  • Howie Glatter Barlow Attachment

  • Get the most from your scope with a Howie Glatter Collimator equipped with the Barlow attachment. read more...
  • Our price: $50.00

  • Howie Glatter Square Grid Holographic Attachment
  • Howie Glatter Square Grid Holographic Attachment

  • Howie Glatter's Square Grid Projection Attachment. A wide pattern spanning 21 degrees, best for fast scopes down to f/2.7 read more...
  • Our price: $50.00

  • Howie Glatter Holographic Crosshair and Circle Attachment
  • Howie Glatter Holographic Crosshair and Circle Attachment

  • Howie Glatter Holographic Cross-hair & Circle Attachment Useful for aligning the returning beam on collimator face. read more...
  • Our price: $50.00

  • Howie Glatter Holographic Concentric Circle Attachment
  • Howie Glatter Holographic Concentric Circle Attachment

  • Howie Glatter Concentric Circle Projection Attachment. A brighter pattern spanning 10 degrees, best for Cassegrain scopes slower than f/5.6 read more...
  • Our price: $50.00

  • Howie Glatter Parellizer
  • Howie Glatter Parellizer

  • Howie Glatter got it straight with his Parellizer. The only device able to truly center your accessories. read more...
  • Our price: $65.00

  • Howie Glatter Blug 1.25" Blug
  • Howie Glatter Blug 1.25" Blug

  • The Blug or Barlowed collimation plug is an accessory for collimators that allows Barlowed primary mirror alignment. read more...
  • Our price: $40.00


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