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What is your bucket list for seeing 1st time or more of?

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#1 25585

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:43 AM

For me...the whole Southern Sky.

 

But especially its galaxies, globulars, open clusters, Crux Australis, Centaurus and stars.

Then decent high altitude planetary viewing.

 

For my own 51N skies, just more if everything while I am still able and inclined to.....


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#2 RaulTheRat

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:47 AM

Ping pong show

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:47 AM

So many things in the Southern Sky...sigh.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:43 AM

Southern cross is really easy to find, easily visible even in the middle of the city here.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:27 AM

Tomorrows, lots of tomorrows.


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:12 PM

LMC and SMC would be top of list.


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:02 PM

The objects of the deep southern sky.  Seeing Omega Centauri and Eta Carina from Florida are just a tease of what lies beyond.


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 04:56 PM

I would love to go  back to Australia to see the Tarantula Nebula, Omega Centauri, 47 Tucanae (NGC 104), the Jewel Box and others.


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 05:25 PM

(Happy Birthday, Don W!)

 

I JUST got one of my bucket list items done a week ago.  I saw an amazing display of noctilucent clouds- my first ever.  I'd like to see a star shine in the gap between Saturn and its rings but that is tough and RARE.



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Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:27 AM

+1 on the LMC and SMC.  I'd also love to see a supernova in my time, or a brand-new magnificent naked-eye comet.



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Posted 15 June 2019 - 08:05 AM

The dark sky in the outback of Australia. Coincides with my bucket list item of making it to Australia someday.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:46 AM

I've observed many of the southern hemisphere DSOs already, including NGC 104, the LMC, and SMC, so they wouldn't be on the list.  One item that does remain is observing M87's jet.  Another is seeing a true meteor storm. 

 

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:41 PM

Supernova in the Milky Way visible to both hemispheres.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 07:09 PM

A bright naked eye daylight-visible comet.
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 08:15 PM

First off, despite my old age, I don't have a bucket list. Useless to me. I've lived a rather full life and while I haven't dun didded everything, oh well. Stuff happens. At least I've read about it.

 

As for bucket list objects, this question isn't exactly unique, so my answer is quite well rehearsed.

 

Everything. I am fascinated and love to see EVERY single object up there I find. It doesn't matter what it is. Quite often, it's a smudge I can barely see by jiggling the scope. An example is that I finally bagged Palomar 15 the last time I was out. That's one for the record books, at least mine. It was extremely faint and barely detectable.

 

Yet, it doesn't matter if it's a smudge of a showpiece, it fills the requirement for a supposed bucket list. It's a new object I've never seen before.

 

Good enough for guv'mint work.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:43 AM

M81 and M82.  They only rise to 12 degrees here.



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:03 AM

Easiest: M1 from my home.

 

A little far-fetched: Betelgeuse going supernova although that would sort of ruin Orion.


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:45 PM

For me, auroras, more total solar eclipses, and more spectacular colorful things that are visible using ONLY mirrors and/or lenses (i.e. not EAA or astrophotography). 

 

Also the southern sky. 



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 09:49 AM

More total solar eclipses, one of the most amazing things in nature. I have one passing right over my Astro property in 2028.

 

Aurora. I’m going to plan a trip to Iceland.

 

I’m trying to observe Amalthea. Spent the last year and more looking for it and that’s been a learning curve. I believe perhaps less than 20 people have ever seen it with their own eyes since it was discovered 127 years ago. It would be a cool club to join.

 

Charon is another moon I’ve been trying for these last couple of years. Again I think you have to fail a lot before you can realise how to achieve these observations. So I’m still working away at it.




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