The globular cluster M 2

Image of M 2
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 2 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 19:53 (EDT), 37° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:13, 48° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:10, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name M 2
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 7089[3]
Mel 235[4]
Magnitude:6.60 (V) [4]
Right ascension:21h33m [3]
Declination:-00°49' [3]
Distance:11.5 kpc
37.5 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-8.70
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

15 Aug 2022  –  M2 is well placed
15 Aug 2023  –  M2 is well placed
14 Aug 2024  –  M2 is well placed
15 Aug 2025  –  M2 is well placed
15 Aug 2026  –  M2 is well placed
15 Aug 2027  –  M2 is well placed
14 Aug 2028  –  M2 is well placed
15 Aug 2029  –  M2 is well placed






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