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    Hy Astronomers i just wanted to ask what was the most amazing thing youve seen in space using a telescope?

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    A few months ago I was looking at the Moon at medium power during daytime, on a late afternoon, and all of a sudden a strange object came into the field of view, passing right in front of the moon. I was able to follow it with the scope for a little while and brought its structure into focus, and .... realized that quite unexpectedly I was staring at the International Space Station really close up. What a feeling!

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    I just got my very first scope, a Skywatcher 650/130 Alt Az and I used it to see the Martian Polar Cap in February with a 6mm Wide angle EP - that was cool but when I saw Saturn and 3 of its moons only last week for the first time it blew me away! It made my near hypothermia worth every minute.. I stayed looking at Saturn for nearly an hour AFTER my body had told me it had enough and it was time to get in and get warm.. (My wife would not let me into bed I was that cold!!! Thank the powers that my couch is full length!!!) LOL!!

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    I would have to say,the leo-trio through a 16" dob!

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    Wait, wait ..... I just saw 3c 273 last night! The brightest quasar (at magnitude 12.8!), 2 BILLION light years away. That tops my ISS daytime view.

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    I will never forget my first sight of Saturn. Andromeda is also incredible; not to mention the many star clusters.
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    Everything is fascinating, but I still remember my first view of Orion's nebula with a large scope. I still come back to it in awe.
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    The Trifid nebula through an 18" dob with a zambuto mirror and a binoviewer in it under the darkest skies in north america. Oh, and the owner had a filter slide, so I could choose between broadband, UHC, OIII, and H-Beta.
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    Everything is fascinating, but I still remember my first view of Orion's nebula
    I am fairly new to astonomy,a year maybe year and a half, but last winter was the first time to see Orion's Nebula. It is suck a wonderful thing to look at, heck even my nieghbor is now interested in what I am looking at after I showed him the nebula one night.

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    I have only been into astronomy for a couple of months but I would have to say Ganymede's shadow on Jupiter has probably been the most fascinating thing I've seen with the scope so far. That was pretty awesome.
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