Andromeda galaxy naked eye

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With the fall season approaching this weekend, this is a great time to introduce you to one of the most amazing objects in all of our yearly skies. This is the season to look at another galaxy, well beyond our own Milky Way, one which is known as the Andromeda Galaxy. This amazing object is actually visible to the naked eye from the darkest of skies and may appear as a little smudge of light. That smudge is a massive galaxy, much larger than our own. It is thought that our Milky Way contains at least billion stars and is well over , light years wide.

Andromeda Galaxy

How to find Andromeda – a spiral galaxy you can see with the naked eye | New Scientist

The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object you can see with your naked eyes, two million light years away. It is visible as a dim, fuzzy star from a dark sky site. With binoculars you can clearly see the elliptical shape of the galaxy. The galaxy passes high overhead during the fall of the Northern Temperate Zone of the Earth, crossing the top of the sky about midnight in mid October, and two hours earlier each month thereafter. It is fully visible in early evening, rising in the east in September, until it begins to set in the west into the evening twilight in February.

How can I see the Andromeda Galaxy?

This has been called into question by a study that cited a lower estimate on the mass of the Andromeda Galaxy, [10] combined with preliminary reports on a study estimating a higher mass of the Milky Way. The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are expected to collide in around billion years, [14] merging to form a giant elliptical galaxy [15] or a large lenticular galaxy. He referred to it in his Book of Fixed Stars as a "nebulous smear". Star charts of that period labeled it as the Little Cloud. In , the astronomer William Herschel noted a faint reddish hue in the core region of Andromeda.
By Abigail Beall. THIS week, we are taking stargazing to the extreme to spot the most distant object it is possible to see with the naked eye: the Andromeda galaxy. This spiral galaxy is named after the nearby constellation of Andromeda. This makes it the closest major galaxy, and the closest spiral galaxy, to our own. It is the biggest galaxy in the group , a collection of just over 30 galaxies that includes the ….