Messier 2

M2

This globular cluster is one of the largest known of it's type in our galaxy. Under very dark skies it can been seen with the naked eye, but is best viewed in a medium aperture telescope. It was discovered approximately 14 years before Messier catalogued it in 1760.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: M2 & NGC 7089
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Aquarius
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Gen II Filters Distance: Approx 37,000 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Globular Cluster
Exposure: 3 hours RGB Position: R.A. 21 hr 33 min , Dec +00049'
Processed using PixInsight Date: September 2014
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/MaximDL/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village