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This was taken over 4 nights between the 24th September and 6th October as I have a small windows to view objects in the south due to houses and a great big tree getting in the way.

Messier 2, also known as NGC7089 is a globular cluster in the constellation of Aquarius. It is one of the largest know globular clusters and was discovered in 1746 by Giovanni Domenico Maraldi. It lies approximately 55000 ly away and is around 174 ly across.

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Well done Mark,a nice picture.

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9 hours ago, bob-c said:

Well done Mark,a nice picture.

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Thanks Bob! it was a bit of a game getting this one to say the least.

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It's a very good image indeed.

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6 hours ago, Ruud said:

It's a very good image indeed.

Hi Ruud,

Thank you very much. It was quite a fight to get enough data in the small window I have between the trees and houses in that part of the sky especially at when I took it, it was having to wait for it to get dark enough too, narrowing the available imaging time even more.

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