“like a candle seen at night through a horn”
On 15th of December 1612 German Astronomer Simon Marius ( Simon Mayr)is the first person to observe the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope.
He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, in 1573.
The Andromeda Galaxy had been known by Persian astronomers for centuries.
Marius also named the four largest moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
You can find out more about him here: Simon Marius and his Astronomical Discoveries