Is there a celestial body you find ugly?

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Is there a celestial body you find ugly?
Posted by Antitax on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:21 PM

   Not one that you find dull or undistinguished, but downright ugly? Could be anything, a planetary, lunar or solar detail, a star or multiple star, a cluster, a nebula, a warped galaxy, anything. Have you ever judged something in your skygazing to be ugly?

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Posted by shrevestan on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:35 PM

I can't think of anything ugly, but the California nebula is almost offensively boring to me.

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8:29 PM

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Posted by Antitax on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:58 AM

  Worn-out-sponge-looking rocks are ugly in many people's eyes but they are impressive, I bet that awesomeness can be construed as a kind of beauty by others, Stan.

  Why do you find the California cloud so horribly boring when it's so large and distinctly shaped, other Stan?

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Posted by shrevestan on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 7:21 AM

I don't really know. It's large, but a lot of nothing in a boring shape. LOL. My hatred of it is completely irrational.

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:57 AM

Something ugly in my skygazing?  Only the clouds that all too often obscure my view...

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:36 PM

I really enjoy looking at cloud formations through my binoculars.  Lightning  Storm

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:41 PM

Antitax,

I was merely responding to your post/question. "Is there a celestial body you find ugly?"

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:09 PM

Quite true, Antitax.  Cloud formations can take on a real beauty.  But it all depends upon the task at hand.  When I wish to view clouds, they are wonderful.  When I wish to view stars, then clouds are very ugly indeed.

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Posted by Harvey Marshall on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 2:06 PM

Most are fascinating however not very colorful. If Betelgeuse ever becomes a nova, or supernova, it will be very irritating!

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Posted by Sky Captain & Pippin on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 10:22 AM

Ahh.....No. (Pippin also is of the same opinion) If the night sky happened to be an "Art Gallery"....... yes, there would be some "ugly."

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Posted by leo731 on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1:42 PM

M-40, the ugly step-sister of the Messier List!

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Huh?

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Posted by mr Q on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:11 PM

   Now that I think of it, there are many "named" objects in the night sky that (to me) just don't look like what they were named after. Though some are very like what they were named as, I waoner what those people were on that came up with objects that have not a hint of what they are supposed to resemble Bang Head. OK, I'll pick one - the Christmas Tree cluster - So nice if it were right side up Sad

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