The Andromeda Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Andromeda Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 60 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Andromeda Galaxy will become visible at around 18:16 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 76° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 9 hours and 11 minutes after the Sun at 02:18.

Name Andromeda Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 31
NGC 224
Andromeda A
Position
Constellation:Andromeda
Brightness (V):Mag 3.5
Right Ascension:00h42m
Declination:+41°16'
Distance:792.0 kpc
2581.9 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-20.99
Events
02 Oct 2018  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2019  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2020  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2021  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2022  –  M31 is well placed
02 Oct 2023  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2024  –  M31 is well placed
01 Oct 2025  –  M31 is well placed

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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