How to Find Andromeda in the Night Sky

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Want to see more of Andromeda, but not quite ready to take the journey?

You’re in luck, because you can see Andromeda right here from the comfort of planet Earth. Using only a telescope and a pair of binoculars, we’ll show you how to spot our nearest galactic neighbor on a clear night. No telescope? That’s okay. Andromeda is large enough to see with the naked eye.

Here are some tips:

  • Leave the city. The further you are from light pollution, the easier Andromeda will be to locate.
  • A telescope will help you get a closer look, but isn’t necessary. Andromeda is large enough to see with the unaided eye.
  • If you’re in the northern hemisphere, Cassiopeia is always visible above the horizon. When it goes dark, look for Cassiopeia in the northeast. As the night progresses, it will move high north in the sky.

Here’s the star map in the video for your reference:
starmap Thanks to the Edmonton chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for the telescope.