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    I guess looking through binoculars... hopping from Auriga to Perseus, to Taurus.... that gives you a sense of the depth of space ... I was I guess 17 years old at that time
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    Default Re: First WOW Moment

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    I'm just getting back into the astronomy hobby after many years away. Even 45 years after I first saw my first image in a telescope I can still remember it clear as day. It was Saturn with the rings in view through a small refractor. What was the first thing you saw that really made you go WOW?
    Like you, Saturn was without a doubt my very first WOW moment in astronomy. I was so giddy when I saw it through my 8SE that I could not wipe the smile off my face. That was a fantastic moment.
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    When I first looked at the Pleiades through my binoculars, I always knew that there were more than the few stars visible with the naked eye, but I never quite grasped how amazing it looked through a lens. The first time I saw it I was definitely wowed from the number of stars I was suddenly able to see.
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    It was a total surprise when back in the '70s I used my old book by Menzel titled, "A FIELD GUIDE TO THE STARS AND PLANETS" to figure out where Andromeda galaxy should be and then I actually saw it through my 60mm refractor. That was the first deep space extragalactic object I ever viewed. "WOW, I am actually seeing something that distant and light from that far back in time!"
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    Default Re: First WOW Moment

    my first wow moment came unexpectedly 2 years ago when I viewed the double cluster in Perseus for the first time through my 8" with a wide fov e/p it really was like looking into deep space.
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