Where to find The Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
The closest galaxy to our own is the furthest object that can be seen with the naked eye. It is 2 million light years distant, so by simply looking at it you are looking 2 million years in to the past. In even a moderateley dark location it is revealed as a smudge in the sky in the constellation of Andromeda.
Here is another example (different angle for Autumn) Notice that the slim V shape of Cassiopiea points towards M31...