The globular cluster M 2

Image of M 2
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 2 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:19, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:20, 48° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:07, 46° above your southern horizon.

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