In the dark and clear conditions before the moon rose the Andromeda Galaxy looked stunning with the light of the galaxy stretching across the field of view in the 25mm Plossl. I switched over to the 30mm eyepiece and enjoyed the vista. The centre was bright and defined. The galaxy appeared brighter on one side.
A summer target now sinking into the west but excellent views in the dark skies despite pointing the scope towards a streetlight. Very easily found in the finderscope and perhaps the best view in the eyepiece I've ever had of this target. The bright central region looked very well defined with