What was your first?

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Jul 3, 2008

My friend Emilie Drobnes is an astronomy education specialist, and she's taking a survey related to the International Year of Astronomy 2009. She sent out an email to a bunch of other astronomers asking, "What was the first object you ever saw through a telescope?"

Mine was Saturn. I've told the story here on the blog and elsewhere, so I'll spare you the tale. But Emilie is looking to get a bunch of responses from people, and I volunteered my space here to ask you, my countless droogs.

So, what was your first? Please give a brief answer in the comments; she'll be looking through them to collect the answers and collate the data. She needs the data by Sunday, so put down the flag and the firecrackers and leave a comment!

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