Galaxies

Andromeda. Image Credit: 3tags
Galaxies: All of the stars we can see with our eyes are part of the Milky Way galaxy. But what about everything beyond? Galaxies used to be thought to be nebulae until higher power telescopes were made. Only then did people realize they were galaxies. Galaxies are found in almost every section of the sky but you can’t see any of them without a telescope (except Andromeda.) When looking for galaxies you must first get as far from light pollution as you possibly can. You also must know exactly where you are looking as most galaxies are very faint. Don’t expect any hubble-like images to come through your eyepiece. Even in 8 inch telescopes you won’t make out very much detail. But you won’t be disappointed either. Seeing another galaxy is a truly amazing experience!

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