Thread: From Andromeda
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marcus
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Jan28-12, 01:29 PM
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It depends on whether the constellation Andromeda is in the Milkyway band of stars. As I recall, it is more or less. Therefore he would see us edge on (if that is true).

Yes. Look!
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/afoe/And.html

This map shows the band of the Milkyway, and it also shows a dot where the Andr. galaxy is. It is not right exactly in the band, but rather close.

It is within 15 degrees of the center of the band. 15 degrees is a fairly small angle. So he would not see us exactly edge on, but with a slight tilt of 15 degrees.