Learn more about the andromeda galaxy
project nightflight sent in a widefield image of the Andromeda galaxy showing the pronounced warp of the galaxy's disk. The astrophotographers write: "The great Andromeda galaxy shows its true size in this photo. It spans a whopping four degrees, which is eight times the apparent size of the full moon."
Use the Great Square of Pegaus to find the Andromeda Galaxy. A line between Mirach and Mu Andromedae points to the galaxy. In autumn, the Great Square of Pegasus looks like a big baseball diamond in the eastern sky. Envision the bottom star of the Square’s four stars as home plate, then draw an imaginary line from the “first base” star though the “third base” star to locate two streamers of stars flying away from the Great Square. These stars belong to t
Queen Cassiopeia boasted that she and her daughter Andromeda were even prettier than the sea nymphs. Furious Poseidon sent the monster Cetus to destroy their kingdom. An oracle told them the only way to save the kingdom was to sacrifice Andromeda. So she was chained to the rocks to await Cetus. Perseus riding on Pegasus, turned Cetus into stone using a medusa head and freed Andromeda. Poseidon, still mad at Cassiopeia, threw her into the sky, where she spe