05 September, 2011

First Photo of a Galaxy!!!

I am very proud of myself today. I stayed up late while camping in Joes Valley and was very determined to find a photograph the Andromeda galaxy. After paying close attention to star positions I found the faintest fuzz that I thought was a smudge on my telescope. I decided to piggyback my camera on my telescope and open the exposure and sure enough it was the Andromeda galaxy I saw. So I mounted my Camera to the view finder to get a closer look. This is what I got.

1 comment:

Jeffrey Dean Root said...

What I really need is a polar aligner to position my telescope perfectly so I don't get star trails while taking long exposures. Christmass!