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Globular in Aquarius
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, the brightest being 13.1 mV. At Class II, this globular has one of the densest cores.


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Details:
Night of:Wednesday November 22, 2017
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:6:30 PM | Nov 22, 2017
Altitude:50
RA:21h 33m 27s
Declination:-0d 49'
Distance:37,500 light years
Magnitude:+6.3 mV
Size:16'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NightScape + f/6.3 Reducer
f/ratio:f/6.3
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:883 x 715 pixels (0.6 MP)
21.3' x 17.3'
Exposure:60 sec
Stacked Frames:35
Total Integration:35 minutes
Shot Info:autoguiding
Post Processing:t-shirt flats in aa6
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