globular cluster in Aquarius

10.1'' reflector  115 x
A whitish, almost blue-coloured cluster that is fairly compressed with an apparent size of 8'. A fairly bright star (approx. 9th magnitude) lies on the north-east edge. Many stars are easily resolvable.  Easily spotted in the finderscope; it stands out well against the relatively starless Aquarius background.

North is at 6 o'clock, East at 3 o'clock

10.1'' reflector    Mallincam DS432cTEC with 0.5 focal reducer
Live-stacked frames = 1, Exposure = 2 sec, Gain = 20/250

Many stars resolvable across the face of the bright core. At 55,000 light years from Earth, M2 is more than double the distance of M13 however it is also very large, containing 150,000 stars.

North is at 1 o'clock, East at 10 o'clock