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The Andromeda Galaxy is the largest in the local group of to which the belongs, and twice its size. It is a galaxy 2.3 million away, and it is the most distant object visible to the naked eye.
View of Andromeda through a telescope
Astronomers sometimes call it M31 or NGC 224.
Andromeda is not easy to find. Only people in the Northern hemisphere are likely to see it.
Location of Andromeda Nebula
It lies near to the Milky Way, close to the constellation Cassiopeia and not far from Cygnus. These two constellations fairly easy to find. You will probably need binoculars to find Andromeda, or a very dark night far from city lights.
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