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8/9/04 Globular Cluster M2

I broke from my usual method of imaging one target per night and shot globular clusters M2, M15, and M30 during a single session! Of course this meant using far less exposure time than they really need. I had never imaged M2 or M30 before and was really interested in just getting an idea of how they look. I also figured it's a few more Messier objects to add to the collection.

Due to their small size, I decided to image each at F10, using unguided 1 minute sub-exposures. I think M2 has the least dense core which makes it a little easier to process than most globulars.