August 30, 2011

2011-06-30 - Andromeda

I was taking some pictures of the Ring Nebula, then moved on to see what I could do with the Andromeda Galaxy.  Unfortunately, the light pollution in Ephrata is simply too much.  It didn’t help that I was looking through my 10mm eyepiece, but you can see the dark dust lanes at least. 

Canon Rebel XS, through my 120mm refractor, with 10mm eyepiece projection, 95 seconds
Next time I’ll put a light pollution filter on and see what happens – maybe use the Newtonian or SCT for more light gathering.