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Posts Made By: Larry Thaxton

May 1, 2010 06:39 PM Forum: Takahashi

My new to me Mewlon 250 S

Posted By Larry Thaxton

Hi Brad,

That is a beautiful scope! The Mewlons are great performers and I came very close to getting a 300 last year, but went a little larger instead. Any thermal problems with the BBQ so close? (Just kidding!!)

Congratulation on the scope, Taks are superb performers!

larry

September 23, 2010 07:46 PM Forum: Guns and Hunting Optics

Any Glock lovers out there?

Posted By Larry Thaxton

Not growing them exactly, but I think the Glock 19 is one of the best trail guns around. It is light, packs plenty of punch and require little care while in the field. I often roam in areas where mountain lion warnings are present. One camp has a prominent warning posted about a cat attacking and mauling a camper, and still on the loose. Sitting aroud the campfire with a single malt and the Glock readily available is still very relaxing.

January 24, 2011 02:02 AM Forum: Eyepieces

I'm Trying to Conduct An Eyepiece Test Here

Posted By Larry Thaxton

I share your pain! Down here s the Long Beach area we are seeing very unstable skies which render anything other than relaxation viewing untenable. A brand new, still in the boxes Royce 16" D-K is growing old waiting for better conditions! Lew did say a "blood sacrifice" didn't he, no mention of requiring a virgin. After all, this is California and blood is at least potentially doable.

June 10, 2011 02:55 AM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Anole in the rock garden

Posted By Larry Thaxton

Nice picture Ron, it conveys a sense of personality. What were you using to capture it?

October 2, 2011 09:22 PM Forum: Antique/Classic/Vintage Optical Instruments

Cave Observatory Scope

Posted By Larry Thaxton

Another view.

October 9, 2011 10:21 PM Forum: Antique/Classic/Vintage Optical Instruments

Cave Observatory Scope

Posted By Larry Thaxton

I actually ran into another rare Cave, this one is a one-off custom scope made for a famous amateur and author of the era. As a teaser see the attached file.

September 9, 2012 03:21 PM Forum: Takahashi

FC-100N

Posted By Larry Thaxton

Another picture. I am told there were 100 of these produced for Japanese planetary observers. Only a few have managed to get to the US.

September 9, 2012 03:21 PM Forum: Takahashi

FC-100N

Posted By Larry Thaxton

One more.

September 8, 2013 02:29 PM Forum: ASTRONOMY

your most used scope

Posted By Larry Thaxton

I have a large equatorial mount (HGM-200) on rollers so it is pretty easy to get out with my FS-152. If I have to carry the scope out it is either a Celestron C102F or an MN61 with either mounted on a Vixen Super Polaris. In days past it was a Cave 8" f/8 on rollers. Easy in and out..

January 24, 2015 03:56 AM Forum: Reflectors

Parallax Instruments

Posted By Larry Thaxton

Hi Paul,

Joe at Parallax is a pleasure to deal with. I owned one of his 150 series mounts and liked it a lot. Anytime I had a question or needed something done, he was right there and handled things quickly. His D-Ks are a little heavy which complicates things, I prefer Bob Royce's open truss design but if Bob is not making them...

Another intriguing D-K, very minimalist but plenty expensive:

http://www.alpineastro.com/LAZZAROTTI/Lazzarotti_Home.htm

Hope this helps!

Larry