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    Quote Originally Posted by KMCraig View Post
    Jupiter for me, then Orion. Right now I'm trying to get Andromeda in my sights but can't find a star to hop from, Polaris was out of my line of sight last night.
    Star maps have really helped me locate objects I'm looking for. Here's a couple that may help you locate M31 Andromeda.

    http://10minuteastronomy.files.wordp...m31-finder.jpg

    http://www.utahskies.org/deepsky/con.../Andromeda.jpg

    Oh, and so I don't hijack this thread, my favorite object is the moon right now. My new Meade zoom lens is really bringing out a lot of detail I never have seen before.
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    thanks for the star maps
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    Double Cluster, Orion, and Jupiter atm

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    I was looking at Jupiter last night
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    For deep sky, i seem to favor nebulae.
    For shallow sky, nothing beats Luna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talitha View Post
    For deep sky, i seem to favor nebulae.
    For shallow sky, nothing beats Luna.
    witch nebulae is your favorite?
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    Whatever's out that night.

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    M42 and the planets mostly ...And the moon of course ...
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    This time of year, Orion Nebula always steals the show. (although I'm working on my NexGuide so that I can also trap the Flame and Horsehead).

    And one would need to be cloud-besotted to not take a shine to the show that Jupiter has been putting on for the past several months...
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    A hard choice to make, but I must admit that I absolutely love looking at the Pleiades Star Cluster. For me, they are beautiful little jewels in the sky. I could look at them for ever!

 

 
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