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Welcome aboard, and congratulations on spotting your first DSO (deep space object) M42.

You now can see how addicting Astronomy is :)


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Now you’re going to have to fight aperture fever! 🤪

I distinctly remember the first time I saw that view through the EP of a decent scope, on a bitter cold night in eastern Oregon, USA. A friend had a nice 4” refractor and we were far from any manmade light source, and it was “one of those nights”. It’s the only time I’ve seen the horse head, directly. Orion has been my favorite ever since. The entire region is full of amazing “stuff”, and I can spend most of a session just cruising around the neighborhood. 

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