***Please be sure to view Large on Black (click on the picture or press L for lightbox) in order to best see the Andromeda Galaxy details***
A view of the Andromeda Galaxy from Merrit Reservoir shows just how low the light pollution is in this part of Nebraska. Small light domes from Valentine and surrounds show up on the horizon here, but I have found very few locations dark enough for Andromeda to be so visible. They have a pretty famous star party here every year for astronomy fans, I can understand how it got so popular now. Wow!