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|Quote (Venus Mousetrap @ Aug. 13 2008,13:15)|
|* Stargate Atlantis shows us what this might be like. Sorry, I just watched the episode with the midway station between the Milky Way and the Pegasus galaxy and it's jawdroppingly pretty.|
Off topic I know, but I'd disagree with "jawdroppingly pretty". Half-way to M31, it would be four times the apparent size and have four times the brightness it has from Earth - not big or bright enough to see much spiral structure with the naked eye. The Milky Way would look more or less the same in the opposite direction, and I haven't checked the numbers but the Triangulum spiral would probably be naked-eye as well. And that would be it. Nothing else to see without a telescope.
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