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    Default What is your favorite thing?



    Another thought provoking question to follow how often do you go out and what got you hooked?

    What is your favorite thing to look at? Are you a moon fan, a planet fan, A DSO fan, a messier fan...

    So far I am a planet fan. Planets just really intrigue me. I dont know why yet, but they do. I am so interested in Kepler right now and just the fact that there are so many planets out there.
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    Carina Nebula - it's very complex
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    DSOs, with my favorite being the Orion Nebula. It is so bright and has so many cool details to see, even without filters, that it is my favorite target.

    I hope to get a UHC filter for my birthday in November--just in time to use it on the Orion Nebula! I tried one recently on the Veil Nebula and was amazed at how much clearer it made it.
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    A bit of a different answer. I enjoy showing the sky to the general public at our public star parties, and "teaching" beginners about the Astronomy hobby. Whatever is UP --- that is what I will try to show to the public.

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    There ya go provoking my thoughts AGAIN!
    Honestly I love the small cresent moon & if possible a great comet. However most comets just as the latest are duds really. Where is Hale bop when ya wanna see one. Or Hyakatakie? DSOs are great but never change.................Would be nice to visit down under with a travers scope & see what they have to offer. And check out the roos while im at it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferchristine View Post
    Carina Nebula - it's very complex
    I just looked up the Carina Nebula. It looks like it would be a really cool target, but unfortunately it is too far south and therefore below my horizon all the time.

    I'm adding it to my list of things to see when I am in the Southern Hemisphere.
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    +1 To the DSO's, I do like to show people new things, but the best is seeing new things myself!
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    Astromart - I am hopelessly addicted to "the score"

    And yeah, I'm a galaxy and planetary nebula guy. I love pushing my eyeballs and brain to the limits of what I can see. M81 and C22 got me hooked. After watching C22 a bazillion times on NSN the feeling of elation when I found it in my scope in my backyard was almost equal to that first kiss, or bringing down Lady Vox in EQ classic.
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    I'm also a planet fan but then I'm fairly new to astronomy and
    am just starting to explore the sky. Jupiter has been putting on quite
    a show and we look at that about every night we are out. Sometime I'd like
    to try to pick up the radio emissions from Jupiter, I've been
    browsing the Radio Jove web site and that sounds really interesting.

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