Observation by Paul Leyland: Mayall II

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Paul Leyland

Observer

Paul Leyland

Observed

2020 Nov 07 - 22:42

Uploaded

2022 Jan 30 - 10:53

Objects

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

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

360 seconds

Location

Tacande Observatory, MPC J22

Target name

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

Title

Mayall II

About this image

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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