M2 - Globular Cluster, 



M2 - Globular Cluster

M2 - Globular Cluster, 



M2 - Globular Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT10RCT

Imaging cameras: SBIG STF-8300M

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1100GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT10RCT

Guiding cameras: QHY CCD QHY5III174M

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon B Gen2 E-Series 36mm  ·  Astrodon G Gen2 E-Series 36mm  ·  Astrodon R Gen2 E-Series 36mm

Accessory: MoonLite CSL Focuser

Dates:Sept. 26, 2018

Frames: 104x300" (8h 40')

Integration: 8h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 16.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.01%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3269773

Resolution: 6500x4800

Locations: Home Observatory, Campbell, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard


M2 (NGC7089) is a globular star cluster located in Aquarius at about 55,000 light years. The cluster contains about a 150,000 stars and spans a distance of 175 light years.

Taken September & October 2018 from Campbell, CA, USA. Sky: 18.80 mag/arcsec^2

Total integration: 520 mins (8 hrs 40 mins)

Details, Equipment, & Software:

Telescope: Astro-Tech AT10RCT (FL2000mm f/

Camera: SBIG STF-8300m (-10°C)

Filter: Astrodon 36mm RGB

Guide: OAG-8300 with QHY5III174

Focuser: Moonlite CSL w/ high res stepper motor

Mount: Astro-Physics AP1100GTO

Capture: Sequence Generator Pro


Astrodon R: 36x300s

Astrodon G: 35x300s

Astrodon B: 33x300s

Stacking/Final Processing: Pixinsight



M2 - Globular Cluster,