Alt. Designations: NGC 7089
Object Type: Globular  Cluster
Constellation: Aquarius
Distance: 37.5 kly
Right Ascension: 21h 33m 27.2s

Declination: -00° 49´ 22"
Visual Magnitude: 6.5
Apparent Dimension: 16.0´ Dia.

Best Month To View: Aug

M2 is a globular cluster of stars located in the constellation of Aquarius. This cluster is located about 50,000 light-years from Earth. It is believed to be about 175 light-years in diameter. M2 is one of the brightest and largest globular clusters in the sky. This cluster's visual magnitude of 6.5 means it can easily be found with a pair of binoculars. A telescope will be required to resolve the cluster's individual stars.