One of he most distant objects visible to the naked eye is our sister galaxy M31. Together M31 with M33, our own Milky Way and about 30 odd small dwarf galaxies make up the local group.
Visible in this photo are M31, M32 and M110.
Canon 20Da DSLR camera mounted on a Televue-76 APO telescope with a 0.8x focal reducer/field flattener. Single 8 minute exposure at ISO 800. Taken at Casitas de Gila, outside of Silver City, New Mexico.