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M2 Globular
M2 | Messier 2 | NGC 7089
Although just beyond the reach of the naked eye, this globular is one of the largest known, spanning about 175 light years. Most of its 150,000 stars are red and yellow giants.


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All Images of M2 Globular
29 Oct 2017
1 Nov 2013
5 Oct 2013
5 Oct 2013
Details:
Night of:Sunday October 29, 2017
Site:Idyllwild
Local Time:7:30 PM | Oct 29, 2017
Altitude:55
RA:21h 33m 27s
Declination:-0d 49'
Distance:33,000 light years
Magnitude:+6.3 mV
Size:16'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NightScape
f/ratio:f6.3
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:841 x 703 pixels (0.6 MP)
20.3' x 17.0'
Exposure:45 sec
Stacked Frames:12
Shot Info:moon only 15 deg away
autoguiding
Post Processing:tshirt flats
stacked with AA6
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