Observation by Paul Leyland: Mayall II

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Paul Leyland


2020 Nov 07 - 22:42


2022 Jan 30 - 10:53


The Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

  • 0.4m Dilworth Relay
  • Starlight Xpress 814 Trius Pro
  • No filter

360 seconds


Tacande Observatory, MPC J22

Target name

Mayall II, the brightest globular cluster in the M31 galaxy.


Mayall II

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Mayall II is the Andromeda Galaxy's equivalent of our ω Centauri, in that it is very large and very bright, but even more so!

At magnitude 13.8 it is by far the brightest extragalactic globular cluster in the northern hemisphere and is a relatively easy target for visual observers equipped with 30cm or larger telescopes.

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