WikiSky Image: Andromeda Galaxy

WikiSky Image: Andromeda Galaxy

You are going to love this!

If you want to get a little closer to your own backyard, using your areas longitude and latitude give Stellarium a try, you can download for free. Here is the skinny on Stellarium, according to their website.

Stellarium is  a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.