Beta Aquarii

Beta Aquarii

m2,globular cluster

Messier 2

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Messier 2 (M2) is a globular cluster located at an approximate distance of 37,500 light years from Earth, well beyond the galactic centre.

The cluster lies in the direction of Aquarius constellation. It is one of the largest known clusters of its kind in the night sky, spanning about 175 light years in diameter. The cluster has the designation NGC 7089 in the New General Catalogue.
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