I think most of us know very well the galaxy NGC 404 which can be seen optically aside Mirach, one of the brightest stars of Andromeda constellation.
NGC 404 is a fairly bright elliptical galaxy, about m10v. However it is rather tough to observe in the dazzling light of the golden yellow star.
But do you know that there is quite the same field in Grus, with NGC 7213 and Alnaïr, alpha Grus, m1.7v ?
The only difference is the yellower Mirach, the whiter Alnair.
My observations in scopes from 10 to 25" inches:
NGC 7213: http://www.deepsky-d...7213/dsdlang/fr