Andromeda is the 19th largest constellation in the night sky. The brightest star in Andromeda (Alpheratz) is α Andromedae with a magnitude of 2.1. It is best seen between latitudes 90ºN and 37ºS. in October and November.

    Andromeda is home to our closest neighbor galaxy: The Andromeda Galaxy. The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is the most distant object you can easily see with only your eyes, with a distance of 2.5 million light-years! 

If you are looking forward to pointing a telescope at the Andromeda Galaxy, it would only appear as a gray, misty oval. The colorful pictures found on the internet were taken by high-definition telescopes with long exposures instead of backyard telescopes, so don’t get your hopes up to high.

Credit: Left: Author, Right: NASA






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