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Messier 2 (M2, NGC7089)


Messier 2 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 33 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius. It is referred to as M(2) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(7089) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Messier 2 was discovered in 1746 by Jean-Dominique Marldi. The Globular Cluster's location is 21:33.5 (R.A.) and -00:49 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 16.0 .

(M2,NGC7089) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1746 by Jean-Dominique Marldi. It's location is RA(21:33.5), Dec(-00:49) and its distance is calculated 33 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.5. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 16.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 2
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id2
NGC Id7089
ConstellationAquarius
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension21:33.5
Declination-00:49
Distance (Lt.Yr)33
Visual Brightness6.5
Apparent Dimension16.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1746
DiscovererJean-Dominique Marldi