I know y'all have a love for it. Sure, everybody thinks the local stuff is great, Jupiter is King, and Saturn is the gem of the Solar System. But I say, planets shmanets. I'm talking about the way out there stuff you need a telescope to appreciate, and for most of that you're still only looking at light smudges- it's knowing what it is, the feeble photons brushing your mirror (or lenses) ever so gently, that interests you. Things like the only quasar for the back yard telescope, 3c273. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/3C273 It's so far away, and yet so bright it boggles the mind. Who's with me, any amateur astronomers here?