Waid Observatory

Object: M2
Date: Aug. 15&20, 2014           Location: Denton, TX
Telescope: ATRC12   -  Camera: ST-10XME  -  Mount: MI-250
Guided using Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider (ONAG)
Exposure: L = 90 min. - R,G,B = 60 min. each
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Messier 2

M2 (Globular Cluster in Aquarius) 1

Messier 2 (also designated NGC 7089) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Aquarius approximately 37,500 light-years from the Earth.  The cluster is one of the oldest in the Milky Way and contains about 150,000 stars spanning 175 light-years.  Many of the brighter stars are red and yellow giants which makes for a colorful portrait of this stunning celestial object.


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