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Galaxy Andromeda Nebula

The Andromeda Nebula or M 31 is a very large neighboring spiral galaxy and the most distant object that we can see with the naked eye.

Constellation: Andromeda
Distance: 2.5 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 3.4
Number of Stars: 150 billion
Diameter: 150 000 light-years
Type: Sb

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    Andromeda Nebula
M 31, at the lower border is M 32.
Photo: ESO Online Digitized Sky Survey

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