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Palomar 2

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Observer
Paul Leyland
Time of observation
23/12/2019 - 02:41
Object
Palomar 2
Observing location
Tacande Observatory
Equipment
0.4m Dilworth Relay
SX 814
Unfiltered
Exposure
840s
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Palomar 2 was discovered in 1950 as part of the first Palomar Observatory Sky Survey. It lies in Auriga (the only one known in that part of the sky) and is heavily obscured by dust, which is a major reason why it is relatively faint at 13th magnitude It is a member of the distant outer-halo group of globular clusters. Although Pal 2 is in orbit about our galaxy, the brightest globulars in M31 are only one magnitude fainter, though they are  several times further away.

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