Andromeda Galaxy rises at Capitol Reef
thousand feet from my observing site at Capitol Reef National
Park was a nameless sandstone cliff. Rising a few million
trillion times farther away was the great Andromeda Galaxy.
Visible with the naked eye from a dark site, in binoculars the
galaxy appears much as it does in my photo.
shot with my 85mm lens at f/4. The cliff is blurred from the
motion of the camera as it moved to track the stars.