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Waka Belcher

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Top Ten for Observing
« on: December 24, 2017, 06:55:23 PM »
I was bored with watching the Cowboys get clobbered again.  Waiting for the heavens to darken so that I could do some Thanksgiving observing.  I thought of the top ten favorite celestial items.

1.  Jupiter
2.  The moon
3.  Saturn
4.  M-31
5.  Mars (at opposition)
6.  M-42
7.  Mercury
8.  Perseus double cluster
9.  Venus
10.  M-81/M-82Post your top ten list.



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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 03:57:53 AM »
1. Jupiter
2. The Sun
3. The moon
4. Saturn
5.Mars (at opposition)
6. M-42
7. M-31
8. Pleiades
9. Albireo
10. Algol

Jason Muse

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 12:48:46 AM »
1. M42
2. Jupiter
3. Saturn
4. M57
5. M56
6. M11
7. M15
8. M31
9. Moon
10. Vega

consurflola

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 02:40:28 AM »
OMG how can anyone select just ten and rank them too ! ! !

(Seriously)

redsmicsiti

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 09:13:15 AM »
1. Omega Cen
2. Jupiter
3. the Moon
4. M51
5. M42
6. M57
7. La Superba
8. Mars
9. M13
10. Albireo

Ah, I give up. I've revised this like 17 times... it changes every time.

John Abreu

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 10:10:42 AM »
1.Omega Cent.
2. M22
3. M55
4. M15
5. ngc 4565
6. saturn
7. M13
8. M62
9. ngc 891
10.M 92

David Varnavas

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 12:44:59 AM »
1. M31
2. M42
3. Sun
4. Saturn
5. Jupiter
6. Omega Centauri
7. Double Cluster
8. Veil Nebula
9. Dumbbell Nebula
10. Moon

Greg Fleming

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 11:14:25 AM »
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OMG how can anyone select just ten and rank them too ! ! !

(Seriously)

Well, as a (mainly) solar system observer, the objects in my first five are ranked on amount of detail to be seen (Mars would rank higher except for having to wait for oppositions).

The last five are "best of class" (IMHO, of course) for type of DSO.

If I had a list of top12, they would include M13 and M57 to round out things.

Gilbert Quintana

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2018, 02:10:40 PM »
The sun
M42
M8 (with UHC)
M17 (with UHC)
M27 (with UHC)
M45
M35
The moon
Jupiter
Double cluster

Alberio, Almach and a bunch of galaxies come close- off the top of my head.

I still havent seen the Veil so my list may be tweaked for that.

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2018, 11:26:52 PM »
It's no wonder people think amateur astronomers are a "bunch of nerds!"

Up next: Top Ten Favorite Reptile Species.

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 02:10:38 AM »
Probably easier for me since I only have a few I can go to reliably yet, only ones I can find and have seen

1. Double Cluster
2. M57
3. M42
4..Jupiter
5. Saturn
6. Kimble's Cascade leading into NGC 1502
7. Double Double in Lyra
8. Albiero
9. M45
10. M31

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 09:59:51 AM »
After much thinking, I have come to the conclusion that I am incapable of making a "Top Ten" list, as much as I may admire the efforts of others posted here. I just love it all! There is so much to see, and I love everything in our glorious cosmos so much, I simply cannot pick any favorites. So I will just enjoy watching everyone's efforts unfold here...

Martin.

Steven Morrison

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 02:06:34 PM »
1. The Large Magellanic Cloud
2. The Small Magellanic Cloud
3. Omega Centauri
4. 47 Tucanae
5. Orion Nebula
6. The Virgo Cluster of galaxies
7. The Lagoon Nebula
8. NGC 1365
9. NGC 4565
10. The Milky Way

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 12:30:55 AM »
On the website "Reptile Nights" , I've already made a post about top ten(!)
But to recap here, they include the Komodo dragon, Reticulated Python, Black Mamba, Salt Water crocodile, King Cobra, Anaconda, Alligator snapping turtle, Inland Taipan, American Alligator and Asian water monitor.

Davione Boone

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Re: Top Ten for Observing
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 01:01:37 AM »
1. Sun2. Saturn3. Jupiter4. M425. Moon6. M137. M378. Double Cluster9. M3510. M5I tried not thinking too hard about this. I just began jotting down objects as they came to me. I stopped when I had listed ten objects and then ranked them. If I came back to this in ten minutes, I'd probably come up with a different ranking.To be sure, I have my favorites that I come back to again and again. But honestly, I often find that it doesn't matter what I'm looking at or what gear I'm using to look at it (except the sun, of course). What matters for me most is just getting out, enjoying the peace and serenity of being outside, and enjoying the heavens.