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Messier Catalog M2

M2 (NGC 7089)

Messier M2 (NGC 7089) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Aquarius, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M2 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 6.5*, and can be viewed with small binoculars. It is 12.9' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 7089
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 6.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 12.9'
      1. RA:
      2. 21h 33.5m
      1. Dec:
      2. -0 49'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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