I have no problem to spot orion nebula, I mean the blue splash caused by the gas on my 130mm reflector telescope but I can’t see the same on Andromeda, what I am missing?

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    $\begingroup$ Let me ask you an off-topic question. How long have you been interested in astronomy? Your question is interesting for beginners, it seems to me. I will support. $\endgroup$
    – dtn
    Sep 28 at 14:10
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    $\begingroup$ Are you saying you cannot see it at all?? The Andromeda Galaxy is visible with the naked eye from a dark sight and with binoculars from a light polluted sight. How dark is your sky? If you cannot see it in a 130 mm scope, you are either overlooking it (it's fainter than you exoect) or you are not pointing at it. $\endgroup$
    – JohnHoltz
    Sep 29 at 0:12
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    $\begingroup$ Can you see the stars labeled μ and ν on this map? $\endgroup$
    – Mike G
    Sep 29 at 14:22
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I am a beginner. I can see planets pretty good. I will check about μ and ν, my sky is no clear these days. As I stated, I can see starts and I am pretty sure I am pointing to the right direction. What I was expecting to see is the "gas dust" like that circles the center. $\endgroup$ Oct 24 at 8:29


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