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Messier 2 (NGC 7089) Facts

Messier 2 (NGC 7089) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 33000 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 also 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.

The Globular Cluster's location is 21:33.5 (R.A.) and -00:49 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 6.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 16.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

(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 (NGC 7089)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id2
NGC Id7089
ConstellationAquarius
Right Ascension21:33.5
Declination-00:49
Distance (Lt.Yr)33000
Apparent Dimension16.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1746
DiscovererJean-Dominique Marldi


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