One of the coolest things to view in the night sky for n00b folks like me that use a Binocular. For the Orion Nebula, you don’t even need a binocular on some nights, if the skies are good and clear, ect. (still always best to use optics if ya got’em)
It’s big, Barney Fife big!
The Andromeda Galaxy is visible to the naked eye.
My experience has always been that celestial objects designated as “naked eye” in the various literature were actually “easy binocular” objects. Of course, this is largely because of light pollution, but even allowing for that, it always seemed to me that they assumed a high standard of visual acuity. And yes, the Andromeda nebula is a case in point! I can convince myself I’m seeing it naked eye, but it’s a close thing.