ANDROMEDA

And Andromeda sweeps from right to left. The bright star at upper right is Alpheratz, Alpha Andromedae, which is also the northeastern star of the Great Square of Pegasus. Almach, Gamma Andromedae is toward lower left, while Mirach (Beta Andromedae) is between them just below center, with Mu nearly above it. Delta is just below a line between Alpheratz and Mirach. Pi is up and to the left of Delta, Epsilon down and to the right. Tau And is between Mirach and Almach; planet-holding Upsilon is just above it.

The Andromeda Nebula, M31, is the fuzzy object toward top center (pointed to by Beta and Mu); M32 is the tiny dot just down and to the right of it. See them both in the close up. Nu Andromedae is just down and to the left of M31. Epsilon is the lower right of the trio down and to the left of Alpheratz. Phi And is the brighter star immediately to the left M31 The star near the lower left edge is Beta Trianguli in Triangulum. The galaxy M33 (in Triangulum) is the faint smudge up and to the right of it, while the even fainter open cluster NGC 752 lies back in Andromeda above and a bit left of the star. Lambda Andromedae is off the picture to the upper right, but appears on the deep image.

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Andromeda has a star with an orbiting PLANET.

See a deep image of Andromeda.

See the Andromeda galaxy close up.

See a wide-angle view of Andromeda with Cassiopeia, Cepheus and Pegasus.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.