easiest way to find the location for Andromeda galaxy is to look for
Cassiopeia constellation first.
Cassiopeia is like a ' M ' shape , located towards the north sky.
then trace the ' M ' forward and look for a faint oval object in between the stars.
that is the Andromeda.
Being the closest spiral galaxy to our planet ,
approximately 2.5 million light-years (2.4×1019 km) from Earth.
on a good day with clear sky and minimal light pollution , we can actually
see Andromeda galaxy with our naked eyes.
also the moon sets as early as 9 pm that night , making the sky even darker
after the moon disappears from the sky.
named after the vain queen Cassiopeia
in Greek mythology , who boasted about her unrivalled beauty.
Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus, King of Aethiopia
and mother of Princess Andromeda.
It is bordered by Andromeda to the south, Perseus to the southeast,
and Cepheus to the north.
It is opposite the Big Dipper , that means Polaris is sandwiched between
the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia.
( finding North / Polaris from Big Dipper : click here )
In northern locations above 34ºN latitude it is visible year-round
and in the sub-tropics it can be seen at its clearest
from September to early November in its characteristic 'M' shape.
Because it lies in rich Milky Way star fields,
Cassiopeia contains many deep sky objects, including open clusters and nebulae.
In Greek mythology, the Pleiades were seven sisters: Maia, Electra, Alcyone,
Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno and Merope.
Their parents were Atlas, a Titan who held up the sky,
and the oceanid Pleione, the protectress of sailing.
compared to Goa , I like Guhagar Beach more because it's less crowded , cleaner
and with minimal lights from beach resorts that causes light pollution.
the almost pitch black condition at night is ideal for stargazing.
Guhagar Beach , Maharashtra , India