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Seeing M13 though my university's 14" refractor was jaw-droppingly astonishing. It was like a 3D holographic projection... but all of the dots were real stars, circling each other in a billion-year dance.

It's why globular clusters will always be my favorite deep-sky object, and why I bother trying to do the occasional bit of astrophotography myself.
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Got my first telescope when I was twelve, and the first thing I went looking for was Saturn.
Seeing it with my own eyes was awesome! This is Cassini's final full-ring portrait - beautiful!

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IronDuke wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:58 pm
Even the prettiest of space games never look quite that pretty.
Filters have a lot to answer for - a lot of that stuff you'd not see with normal vision.

The Horsehead Nebula in infrared is nice:

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Hokey smokes -- somebody's got Astrodon filters and a good tracking mount.

A request, though: for those of us who sometimes view this forum on a dinky phone with a less-than-stellar data connection, could we please wrap images in a spoiler tag?

Merci!
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Gotta love APOD! It's been my browser's homepage for years - first thing I see every morning on boot-up.
We pray for one last landing
On the globe that gave us birth
Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
And the cool, green hills of Earth
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If you're lucky enough to have clear skies, the Orionids peak this weekend.
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