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Posts Made By: Larry Thaxton

May 4, 2018 03:02 AM Forum: How to make AstroMart BETTER!! My idea is.....

For Larry Thaxton.....screen shot of your auction.

Posted By Larry Thaxton

Have another minor issue - my auction no longer shows in the auction listings though under “my account” is says it has another 14 hours left to go. 

May 4, 2018 03:01 PM Forum: How to make AstroMart BETTER!! My idea is.....

For Larry Thaxton.....screen shot of your auction.

Posted By Larry Thaxton

Thank you Vladimir, I appreciate it!

Larry

November 1, 2018 05:35 PM Forum: Antique/Classic/Vintage Optical Instruments

Cave Observatory Scope

Posted By Larry Thaxton

Thanks! A short while ago I put it all together and am testing it to see what, if anything, needs changing before I do a cosmetic restoration. I just added a curved four-vane spider holder and will shortly have a cooling fan arrangement (rear-mounted) set up too. 

Yes it is Dr Paul's scope, and I am told it was Tom Cave's pet project. In preliminary tests, under not great seeing, it showed more color and finer cloud detail on Saturn than my TEC200ED. The TEC was dealing with the unstable air a bit better though which prompted the cooling fan idea. 

The mirror is a stunner, Quartz and incredibly accurate. It was tested by a famous mirror maker and it is arguably the best mirror Cave ever produced.