Andromeda Galaxy (image) University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute Caption The Andromeda Galaxy is a large spiral galaxy like our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is located about 2.3 million light years away and can be seen with the naked eye. The satellite galaxy Andromeda II is located in a distant orbit approximately 600,000 light years from the center of the great Andromeda Galaxy. Credit NASA Usage Restrictions Credit NASA Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.