The Andromeda Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Andromeda Galaxy
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 150 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , Andromeda Galaxy is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 19:01 (PDT), 41° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:06, 81° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 05:30, when it sinks below 16° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Andromeda Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 31[1]
NGC 224[2]
Andromeda A
Magnitude:3.44 (V) [2]
4.36 (B) [2]
2.09 (J) [2]
1.28 (H) [2]
0.98 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.92
Hubble type:Sb
Right ascension:00h42m [2]
Declination:+41°16' [2]
Distance:674.5 kpc
2198.9 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-20.70
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

02 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2022  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2023  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2024  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2025  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2026  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2027  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2028  –  M31 is well placed



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