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M2

NGC 7089

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberM2
NGC/IC NumberNGC 7089
ConstellationAquarius
Right Ascension21h 33m 27s
Declination-0° 49' 24"
Distancec. 37,500 light years
c. 11,500 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.5
Absolute: -8.8
DiameterApparent: 16'
Actual: 175 light years
Optimum VisibilityAugust / September

An enormously distant Globular Cluster, more than 35,000 light years from the Solar System in the constellation of Aquarius. Though it appears slightly too faint to be seen by the naked eye, in reality it is a huge ball of stars roughly 150 light years across.

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