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Posts Made By: Clay Cooper

August 16, 2009 07:09 AM Forum: Refractors

Antares 127mm f6.45 Question

Posted By Clay Cooper

I got one of these OTAs a few years ago when they were being discontinued. It is a great scope for wide field viewing. However, when I look at the moon the sunlit peaks and crater rims are yellow and the shadows are a purplish black. A Sirius MV filter does not seem to improve the views. Does anybody know of any type of filter that will improve the CA on this scope to enable decent lunar viewing? Thanks.


July 21, 2008 07:20 PM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

book on double stars

Posted By Clay Cooper

"A Field Guide to Double Star Observing" by Joe DalSanto is another good source.

July 24, 2008 04:58 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

AP vs. Orion vs.....

Posted By Clay Cooper

This has been the worst summer for observing that I can remember in recent years. I have been clouded over for 5-6 weeks now.

April 22, 2010 06:51 PM Forum: Prayer Line

Praise the Lord for the Universe

Posted By Clay Cooper

Thanks, that is very good.

October 2, 2010 05:04 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Ioptron Min-tower

Posted By Clay Cooper

There are several people on CN that have been using that combo and it works fine for them.

October 2, 2010 05:08 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Ioptron Min-tower

Posted By Clay Cooper

Do a search on the "Cats & Casses" forum at CN for "minitower" and you'll find the thread where I specifically asked about it.

December 22, 2011 07:59 PM Forum: Comets

Fantastic shot of Comet Lovejoy from Western Austr

Posted By Clay Cooper

Wow, that is awesome. Wish that I could see that live!

March 26, 2012 05:00 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Craigslist find of my entire time in Astronomy

Posted By Clay Cooper

Thief! I'm calling the cops. grin

January 5, 2014 02:38 PM Forum: Politics

Is anyone concerned about the NSA stuff

Posted By Clay Cooper

Trust the Government. Ask the American Indians how that worked out for them.