M2

M2

Description of object: Lying on an arced path about midway betwen M72 and M15, M2 in Aquarius is large and bright. It is similar to M15 but bigger and brighter than M72.

Picture Information: October 1, 2003.  The image was created by adding 15 five-second exposures.
Moon Phase: 40%

Telescope and Camera Info.: Meade 12in. Schmidt-Cassegrain, f/10, with an Apogee AP6E CCD camera.

M2 Crop