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M2, Globular Cluster

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M2 Globular Cluster 21h 33m 27s -00° 49′ 24″ Aquarius +6.5 16.0 arcmins Overview Our first challenge this month is to find the second object in Charles Messier’s catalog. Although he discovered it independently, he wasn’t the first astronomer to point a telescope in its direction. Jean-Dominique […]

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Open Cluster NGC 1245

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 1245 Open Cluster 03h 14m 42s +47° 14′ 00″ Perseus +8.4 32 arcmins Overview Our final challenge of the month takes us to the constellation of Perseus and a small but beautiful cluster of stars. Its position within the constellation makes it a straightforward find and

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