Dogs woke me up really early to use the bathroom and I noticed the sky was unusually clear and dark! Waking up right away I debated lugging out the 6” Dob but then I saw Orion which for me, I haven’t seen this summer. Remembering that there is a DSO in the sword of Orion I shoot the laser at it and scoot to the finderscope. Even in the 9x50 the beauty of it was stunning. Moving to the eyepiece I gaze....“So bright”, I kept saying in my head. This has to be the brightest DSO I’ve ever observed yet (which isn’t many, I’m new if you can’t tell). It wasn’t until I read about what I saw that I learned the Orion Nebula is one of the brightest DSOs.
It was the best view I’ve seen in my eyepiece yet and the scope is only three weeks old. The nebula looked like a bright cloud lit up with soft blue moonlight. I know that isn’t truth but I’m trying to describe what I saw.
Beauty should about do it.
Why didn’t I get one of these in my 20s?!?
Edited by skysoldier173abn, 08 September 2019 - 03:24 PM.