The Binocular Sky


M2 (NGC 7089)

Constellation: Aqr
Object Type: Globular Cluster
RA:  21h 33m 27s
Dec:  -0° 49' 22"
Magnitude: 6.5
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm

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M2 is about 5° N of the 3rd magnitude β Aquarii (Sadalsuud).

What You Should See:

M2 is small and bright, having the appearance of a fuzzy star in 10×50 binoculars, but is visible in less than ideal sky conditions. At 50,000 light years, it is at a greater distance from us than either M13 or M5, and has a diameter of about 150 ly.

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