How to Observe Galaxies

Galaxies are some of the most beautiful objects to observe in the natural world. Here we discuss some great galactic targets to find in the night's sky.

As galaxies are millions of light-years away, by observing them, we look back toward a time when both galaxies and the universe were young. Even more amazing is that by observing galaxies you are viewing the most distant objects that can be seen with the human eye.

Try these Galaxies

Find all three of the main Galaxies of the M81 Group in the Ursa Major constellation.

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Even in light polluted areas M51 is a great target to find in the constellation Canes Venatici.

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M33 is one of the largest galaxies in the night sky close by the famous Andromeda galaxy.

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The Andromeda galaxy is the closest big galaxy to our own galaxy at just 2.5 million light-years away.

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