Derby and District Astronomical Society

Messier 2 (NGC 7089)

Globular Cluster in Aquarius
RA 21h 33m 27s  Dec -00° 49' 24"

[Messier Index]

The following image of M2 was captured by Mike Lancaster on the 13th October 2023. The image comprises 31 x 10 second and 73 x 4 second exposures taken using an Altair Hypercam 26C at 300 gain (plus darks, flats and flat darks), through an Orion Optics UK AG12 Astrograph mounted on an EQ8 mount. A 0.95x Wynne Corrector and Astronomik CLS-CCD filter were also employed. No guiding was required for these short exposures. Images were acquired using SharpCap, and the processing was entirely performed in PixInsight.    Image Credit: Mike Lancaster.

Mike Lancaster took this image of globular cluster M2 on the 11th October 2014. It comprises a stack of 5 frames each of 90 seconds exposure taken with a Mallincam Xtreme X2 at AGC2 through a 10-inch Meade LX200 ACF on an NEQ6 Pro mount using an MFR-5 focal reducer. Setup was guided using a Lodestar guide camera on a piggy-backed 80mm APO. Image capture was using Miloslick Mallincam Control, stacking and processing in Nebulosity with further processing in Photoshop Elements.   Image Credit: Mike Lancaster.