Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

General Astronomy >> Beginners Forum

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | (show all)
REC
Post Laureate
*****

Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: NC
Re: Most Impressive Object Seen? new [Re: MawkHawk]
      #5694758 - 02/22/13 01:37 PM

Yeah, in a short span of a few years...that was pretty exciting times back then.:)

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
acochran
professor emeritus


Reged: 06/19/08

Loc: So. CA
Re: Most Impressive Object Seen? new [Re: REC]
      #5694794 - 02/22/13 01:54 PM

Last Jan with my 16" Lightbridge I saw several pairs of objects in one FOV for the first time. So that was pretty exciting. Cluster M35 and the cluster right next to it. M81-82, and a pair of Galaxies in Leo, M96-97 I think. M42 tops all though.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tezster
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 07/14/09

Loc: Missisauga, Canada
Re: Most Impressive Object Seen? new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #5694820 - 02/22/13 02:08 PM

Quote:

No optics required!

For me, the most impressive 'object' is our own Milky Way Galaxy. From Australia, when Sagittarius is passing through the zenith, I lay back and just stared into the 180 degree 'eyepiece' view of an edge-on galaxy filling the field of view, exhibiting intricate detail in the dust lane, numerous star clouds, star-forming regions, stellar associations and clusters.

All with the unaided eye.




I echo this sentiment! My most memorable view of the night sky remains the Milky Way during a camping trip to Mt. Kaputar while visiting Australia.

Edited by tezster (02/22/13 02:09 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | (show all)


Extra information
14 registered and 33 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  WOBentley, kkokkolis 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 1956

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics