This detailed view of our galactic next-door neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, contains over 100 million resolved stars and thousands of star clusters. The panorama sweeps from the galaxy’s central bulge across lanes of stars and dust to the sparser outer disk.
Image: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and L.C. Johnson (University of Washington), the PHAT team, and R. Gendler.

The Andromeda galaxy is the Milky Way’s major galactic neighbor. You can find it in the constellation Andromeda, which will be visible in the east once it is dark enough to see stars. To find the Andromeda galaxy in St. Louis, you will need to use binoculars or a telescope.