A decade ago I spent two weeks observing the deep sky from the Atacama Desert in Chile at latitude –23°S. At midnight looking north I could easily see the Big Dipper which stood six to twelve degrees above the northern horizon, the “Ursa Major” portion of the constellation stood higher still, of course. Because of the time of year (it was March), I didn’t see Cassiopeia but knew that six months later, it too would easily clear the northern horizon. It struck me at the time that at this general latitude, literally EVERY showpiece deep sky object in the sky, north or south, could be observed, with these exceptions: M81, M82 and NGC6543 (Cat’s Eye nebula). Naturally, there are many more northern objects that would appear low on the northern horizon (examples: M101, M51, the Double Cluster, NGC6946, M106) and would suffer greatly because of atmospheric extinction, but they could at least be seen. And if you were landlocked in Australia, for instance, you could travel to the north coast where objects like M51 and M101 would culminate at about 28° above the northern horizon. In South America or Africa one can easily travel much farther north than –23°S without ever getting on an airplane. So the question would be: as a southerner, would it be worth several thousand dollars in airfare and accommodation costs to observe three deep sky objects best seen from the northern hemisphere? I know going the other way it was well worth the cost to me (I’m a Canadian living at +49°N, my southern horizon is –41°S). Alpha and Beta Centauri, the Magellanic Clouds, the Tarantula, 47 Tuc, Omega Centauri and at least a dozen other spectacular globular clusters, Eta Carinae (and the plethora of spectacular star clusters in the Carina Milky Way), the Southern Cross, the Jewel Box and breathtaking galaxies like NGC55, NGC300, NGC1313, NGC1566 and many others. I observed every night from dusk to dawn for two weeks and I barely scratched the surface. I will be going back again, someday... The only thing to see in the northern sky that might make a trip to Canada or Scandinavia worthwhile? The Aurora Borealis.