Object name: M002
M2 is a globular star cluster in Aquarius. It is classified as type II meaning it is quite compact. It is thought to be about 37,500 light-years distant. It has a very elongated orbit. Just how elongated is still up for debate but the latest figures say it can go out over 170,000 light-years and get 165,000 light-years from the galactic plane. It may get within 23,500 light-years of the galaxy's core. My image was taken when I first was getting started in digital imaging then on a poor night. I tried reprocessing it but the data was poor as was the night so this is another for the reshoot list that likely won't happen.