Deep Sky Objects

The Andromeda Galaxy and Alcor & Mizar

The Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy is the closest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, yet it is 2.3 million light years away, making it the furthest thing the naked eye can see. It is most visible during clear, moonless autumn and winter nights, and appears as a faint oval light.

Alcor & Mizar

Alcor(the fainter star) and Mizar are the double stars in the handle of the big dipper constellation.