Saw this around the web. Supposedly, this is what the Andromeda galaxy would look like if it were brighter. I can see Andromeda just about every night when I go out with the dog. Seeing it like this. however, would be another experience.
At first, I thought this was fake, but various sources are confirming it is in the neighborhood.
It is unclear where the image came from, but we do know it is a composite from a shot by Stephen Rhan. Even without Andromeda, it’s a nice image.