Globular Cluster M2
Photographed by Scott Davis on September 7, 2013
From Eastman Lake, California
Messier 2, also catalogued as NGC 7089, is a globular cluster in the constellation Aquarius. It lies at a distance of approximately 33,000 light years.
Imaging Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Imaging Scope/Lens:
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Guide Scope/Camera:
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Exposure Details:
Camera settings were ISO 1600 with 30-second exposures. A total of 36 light frames, 15 dark frames, and 40 each of flats, dark flats, and bias frames were combined to create this final image. Total integration time 18 minutes.

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