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    Default Favorite view



    I want everyone to tell their favorite view of an astronomical event or object through the "eyepiece". It doesnt have to be your first view or even a view through your own telescope or binoculars perhaps even naked eye.



    I would have to say my favorite view is actually naked eye andromeda galaxy and i believe once i was able to see m81 and m82 the fact i can see the andromeda galaxy naked eye blows me away 3million light years old!!

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    I've got to agree, naked eye M31 is a mind-blower!

    Right up there with it, though, are either M44 or the Perseus Double Cluster seen through the Panoptic 27mm eyepiece. Wow, those are gorgeous!

    The first time I saw M44, I wasn't even looking for it. I was trying out the Pan27 for the first time. I saw this naked-eye fuzzy and thought I should check it out with the scope. Up until that point, I had never been impressed with open clusters - just a bunch of stars, I thought. Well, when I got it into the FOV, I'm sure the neighbours could hear me say, "Wow!!!" It made me an instant open cluster fan.

    The Double Cluster produces a similar effect, but M44 was the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithBC View Post
    The first time I saw M44, I wasn't even looking for it.
    I also found M44 one time by seeing it naked eye and checking it in the telescope to see what it was. I had seen it before with binoculars, but only once and it had been a while since then.

    I have to say that M42 will probably always be my favorite. It is absolutely amazing under dark skies with a UHC filter.

    I definitely can relate to how awesome it is to see M31 naked eye though. I like to show it to people naked eye before we observe it in the telescope if I am in a dark-sky location--just to show them how far they can see with only their eyes.
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    It's hard for me to pick a favorite, but one of my favs is on a good dark clear night viewing the Milkyway naked eye.

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    I really enjoyed Jupiter and Uranus last year when they were about 1 degree apart. It was nice to see them both in the eyepiece FOV.

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    I think Omega Centauri is the most amazing cluster.
    It fills an area bigger than the full moon and contains an uncountable number of stars - biggest thing I ever saw that wasn't a nebula. Wen viewed it seems to writhe because of the atmosphere - and looks alive.
    This is a resorted tif - it's a little coarse but there's only a couple of subs in it!
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    I've always had a fascination with Saturn. Just love the rings. M42 is a close second. Few months to go before I will see Saturn again though.

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    My two favorites are Jupiter and it's moons- Actually I like the moons and their relationship with Jupiter more than Jupiter itself. My other favorite is Alberio for it's obvious color contrast and simplicity.

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    As much as I loving the view through the eyepiece the things that wow me are meteors. I love catching a large one with color to it. Especially those that break up toward the end.
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    I've always had a place in my heart for Saturn. But the most amazing phenomanon I've ever seen was on lake Superior in February, right at sundown, the green flash.Seen it once but never again, though I keep looking.

 

 
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