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M2 is a bright and compact globular cluster located in the constellation Aquarius.  Under dark sky it can be seen quite easily with binoculars and is easily resolved with telescopes of moderate aperture.  M2 is about 50,000 light years distant and about 150 light years in diameter.


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Date:  10/01/2008

Location:  Okie-Tex Star Party

Telescope:  LX200 10" SCT @ f/6.3

Mount:  AP-1200 GTOCP3

Camera:  Hutech Modified Canon 350D @ ISO 800

Exposure Count:  6 x 5 min, 30 minutes total exposure

Guiding:  SBIG ST402ME, CCDSoft

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Dark and flat calibration, align and combine, digital development

Photoshop CS2:  Smart sharpen, levels

NeatImage:  Noise reduction

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