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Whats your favourite object

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M27. I must have spent hours on this "M" wringing out every possible detail, so can relate well to it's more usual name. ;)

Dave

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Had some great views of M27 at a dark site last year, so that's top; also love M57 and NGC6543 (cat's eye nebula). Can you tell I'm a fan of PN's?

Cheers, Martin

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I was lucky enough to do some stargazing in the southern hemisphere last summer and the Jewel Box cluster in Crux is by far my favourite open cluster.

Best globular is M7 in Scorpius, planetary: Eskimo nebula and favorite galaxy is M51, but LP in my area makes this a challenge even with a 10".

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Oh such a hard question..... I'm sooo torn between M42 and M13 and on a very good night through the 10" I'd add M31. If it was a messier the Perseus double cluster would be right up there with them too.

Matt the king of the decision makers

I 'll sit on the fence too as those are my top 3 favs, I will also add the Pleides

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My favourite has got to be M6 in Scorpius - the Butterfly Cluster, absolutely gorgeous. Also M34 in Perseus and not often mentioned but worth checking out.

John

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Eta Carina Nebula for me. Sweeping it with my 12" dob and OIII filter even under last quarter moonlight was utterly mindblowing. Through an 18" dob from a dark sky it virtually shines out of the eyepiece.

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Of the Messier objects M42 must be my favourite. It was fantastic when first seeing it through my 80mm birdwatching scope and it absolutely knocks your socks of through a 20 inch (unfortunately not mine)

In the southern sky then eta carina and omega centauri are incredible.

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