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The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth in the Andromeda constellation. Also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224. The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy.

The Andromeda Galaxy is currently visible with binoculars high overhead in the evening sky. Look for the prominent “W” shape of the Cassiopeia constellation, swing to the square box of Perseus, and to the “V” of Andromeda, where you will find the faint blurry smudge of this deep space object.