Hey all, so the purpose of this thread is to solicit recommendations for DSO you'd like to observe. I don't know about you, but I've found there's a lot of trial and error involved when I go DSO observing. And unfortunately Netflix and Spotify have not yet developed a recommendations system for DSO based on ones you've already viewed. So I am appealing to the community.
The format is simple: someone posts a DSO they liked and want to see more like it, and you try to post one that is the most similar to it. For example, if someone put M11 (Wild Duck Cluster) I would most likely recommend M35 because they are both dense, rich open clusters. For M42, I might recommend M8 (Lagoon Nebula) because it is also a bright emission nebula with a cluster inside it. It would be helpful to try and have similar aperture and light pollution requirements, as well.
To start: I'm looking for more face-on spirals like M51. I've tried for a few others and they were not visible to me.