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    Default Re: What was the First DSO You Ever Saw Through Your Scope?



    My first was M57.
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    Default Re: What was the First DSO You Ever Saw Through Your Scope?

    I'm not sure which was the first I ever saw.

    When I got my new scope last year I spent hours randomly nudging the scope with my hand controller. I happened across a few clusters but had no clue as to what I was looking at. A friend came by one evening and showed me how to find M31. So that was the first one I could put a name to.

    Thinking about it however, I've known of the existence of what we called "The Seven Sisters" since I was a kid, and knew where to look for them. So for me, it has to be the Pleiades (M45) albeit not with the aid of a telescope.

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    My first DSO was M81 and then M82 in the same fov.
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    For me,, the Ring Nebula.
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    The first thing I remember seeing(other than the moon) was Saturn. Stumbled upon it with my old 60mm refactor I was 10. More recently(17 years ago) with my "new" 8"SCT it was M27,the Dumbbell Nebula, the 1st true DSO I saw outside our solar system. I was hooked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miko View Post
    M57 for me
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    Default Re: What was the First DSO You Ever Saw Through Your Scope?

    M57 since it was easy to find in relation to Vega. The wife was patently unimpressed by the faint circular smudge... I had show her M13 before she was at all interested.

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    M42, then M37. Still a favourite with the bright reddish star in the middle.
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    Default Re: What was the First DSO You Ever Saw Through Your Scope?

    M42 was the first I saw, basically because I knew where it was already and didn't even have to align my telescope lol. From there on out it's been quite the adventure, seeing around 45 messiers, random other clusters and things. Might just have to go for my M30 award one of these days lol. Heck, why not try for the whole shebang

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    Default Re: What was the First DSO You Ever Saw Through Your Scope?

    Years ago my friend, Troy, showed me M31. I was totally amazed that I could see another galaxy.
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