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sennessningwilch

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2018, 05:19:26 AM »
1. Orion Nebula: Especially through a narrowband or OIII filter this nebula is the best object in the northern sky IMO.
2. Saturn: It feels wrong ranking Saturn at number 2 but I just like M42 better. Saturn is the coolest planet though.
3. Jupiter: The other amazing planet in the sky, the most detailed through a telescope and the ever-changing positions of the moons make it even better.
4. Veil Nebula: Filterless this nebula looks nearly invisible but once filtered with a narrowband or OIII, the Veil becomes the 2nd best nebula in the sky.
5. Double Cluster: Each cluster would be a showpiece on their own, but both right next to each other is even better.
6. Messier 11: I'm a sucker for rich clusters and Messier 11 is the epitome of a compact cluster, simply stunning at high power.
7. Messier 13: Another compact cluster but of the globular variety, however, I am certain Omega Centauri would be higher than M13 if it wasn't in the Dallas light dome.
8. Messier 31: Big, bright, and flanked by 2 other galaxies.
9. Messier 82: Right by Messier 81 and has a neat dark lane going straight down the middle.
10. Messier 46: Bright, rich, next to a bright, loose cluster, AND has a Ring Nebula Jr. in the foreground. What more could you ask for in one FOV?I wish I could list 50 but the title says 10 and I need some sleep, so the list ends there.

As for the Cowboys, hopefully Sean Lee and Zack Martin can get well soon and at least give the Cowboys a fat chance at making the playoffs.

Prasanna Patel

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2018, 09:04:32 AM »
In a 80mm refractor:
1. Moon
2. Jupiter
3. Saturn
4. M42
5. Pleiades
6. Double Cluster
7. Albireo
8. Mars
9. M31
10. Venus

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2018, 10:13:21 PM »
Boring? How about having one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL and the GM decides to do absolutely nothing to address it? Try watching the results of that off season strategy ... cough ... Giants ... cough.

1. M42
2. M17
3. M8
4. M13
5. M27
6. M37
7. Double Cluster
8. M24 starcloud
9. Moon
10. Jupiter

Brandon Costello

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2018, 10:16:20 PM »
I know, I'm cheating but....
DSO list:

1. M31
2. M42
3. M8
4. M17
5. M27
6. M81 & M82
7. Double Cluster
8. M37
9. M11
10. The Milky Way

Solar system 10:

1. Saturn
2. Some sun spots and solar flares
3. Transit of Venus
4. Mars at opposition
5. Jupiter and his babies
6. The terminator of the moon
7. Ceres
8. Mercury
9. Venus in conjunction with Jupiter
10. Iridium flares

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2018, 10:15:07 PM »
1. Supernova in galaxies
2. Bright comets
3. M20 Trifid nebula
4. M16 Eagle nebula
5. M51 Whirlpool galaxy
6. M33 Triangulum galaxy
7. NGC253 Sculpture galaxy
8. NGC891 galaxy
9. M57 ring nebula
10. NGC40 - nebula

proporasat

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2018, 08:23:23 AM »
Around here it's:

1. Greater cumulus cloud
2. Lesser cirrus cloud
3. Streetlight reflection nebula
4. Dark smoke nebula
5. twinkling double stars
6. Ford galaxy next door
7. crescent moon (seen through neighbor's window)
8. sun spots from accidently looking right at it
9. NGC 9580 (neighbor's license plate)
10. dewed secondary

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2018, 10:23:10 AM »
^^

Martin.