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* '''November is the best time to see the Andromeda Galaxy as it is darker in the night. Also when the moon is lit.'''

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Q: What is the best time to see the Andromeda galaxy?
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Are there other planets Andromeda galaxy?

We expect the Andromeda galaxy to be just like our own Milky Way galaxy. We can see stars (suns) in the Andromeda Galaxy and just as stars have planets orbiting them in our galaxy, we believe that there must be planets also orbiting stars in the Andromeda galaxy.

Is Andromeda a constellation?

Yes, Andromeda is a constellation. However, there is also a galaxy 2.2 million light years away from our galaxy named the Andromeda Galaxy - it's named that because you have to look through the constellation of Andromeda to see it.

What is the measurement between the milky way galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy?

Any measurement you wish. If you want to know how far away the Andromeda Galaxy is, then see the related question.

What galaxy is after Andromeda?

All stars and constellations that we can see are in the Milky Way galaxy.

Where is the Andromeda Galaxy?

The Andromeda Galaxy (also known as Messier 31 or M31) sometimes as the Great AndromedaNebula is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light years away in the constellation Andromeda, and is 220,000 light-years in diameter, and contains 1 trillion stars.[See link] For wikisky coordinates[See Link] For constellation directions to the Galaxy.

What size of telescope do you need to see the Andromeda galaxy?

small one would do

Why astronomers see the spiral arms of the Andromeda galaxy more clearly than the spiral arms of the milky way galaxy?

Because quite simply, we can see the Andromeda in it's entirety - whereas we can't with the Milky Way

How far away is earth from the Andromeda galaxy in kilometers in scientific notation?

The Great Galaxy in Andromeda (also known as the Andromeda Galaxy or M31) is about 2.5 million light years from Earth. When we look at this galaxy today, we see light that has been traveling through space for 2.5 million years; i.e. when we look at the Andromeda Galaxy, we are seeing it as it was about 2.5 million years ago! Think about this, we are looking back in time.1 light year is the distance that light travels in 1 year. Speed of light is 300,000 kilometers/second, find the distance that light travels from the Andromeda Galaxy to Earth in kilometers and express it in scientific notation.

What do galaxy mean in this sentence sometimes you can see the Andromeda Galaxy without a telescope?

Our solar system is part of the much larger Milky Way galaxy. Every star, in fact every thing - with one exception - that we see in the night sky is part of our Milky Way galaxy (I am including the large and small Magellanic clouds, because they are gravitational sattelites of our galaxy). The one exception is another galaxy - two and a half million light years away - that can just barely be seen with the naked eye on clear nights. We call that galaxy Andromeda, as we see it in the direction of the constellation Andromeda. There are believed to be billions of galaxies, but Andromeda is the one closest to us.

Where in the night sky is the Andromeda galaxy from North America?

The Great Nebula in Andromeda, which is called the "Andromeda galaxy" and is more formally known by its Messier number as "M31 in Andromeda", is between the constellations of Andromeda and Cassiopeia. At this season (January 30, 2011) it is about 60 degrees above the northwestern horizon at sunset. I recommend the open-source planetarium program Stellarium, available from, as being the best planetarium software program available. And it's free! The best time to see the Andromeda galaxy, is mid-November. On November 15th, at 9:00 PM, Andromeda galaxy is almost at the zenith (directly above your head). On a very clear, preferably moonless night, look up, and toward the north. Look for a little "wisp" of light. It will be on a straight line from the north horizon to the south horizon, near the zenith, but a bit to the north. It is very rewarding in 10 power binoculars. To see it at other times of the year, you'll need to become familiar with start charts and the night sky in general - what I've given you is the easiest way to see it. Right now, (Feb. 1st) it is near the Northwest horizon at 9:00 PM, and harder to see. Andromeda galaxy is the only thing viewable with the naked eye that is outside of our own Milky Way galaxy. Everything else you see in the night sky with your naked eye is within our own galaxy.

Why shouldn't you go to close to the Andromeda galaxy?

You simply can't - it is too far away, at least for current technology. However, the Andromeda Galaxy is a galaxy just like any other one - I see no big difference between being there, or being here in our own galaxy.

What does the Andromeda galaxy look like?

A picture is worth a thousand words - see related link