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Messier 15 and Messier 2 celestial events will happen in August

SUKABUMIUPDATE.com – Many astronomical events will occur in August and can be seen in addition to the conjunction of the Moon, meteor showers and the Messier 2 (M2) and Messier 15 (M15) globular clusters are also sighted.

To view the celestial phenomenon, you should choose a location away from the city center to avoid light pollution and enjoy more nighttime observation.

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So what exactly is the phenomenon of astronomy M2 and M15?

Launched from Tempo.co, the word M15 stands for Messier 15. M15 was discovered in 1746 by Jean-Dominique Maraldi, an Italian astronomer who was hunting for a comet.

This globular cluster is one of the densest ever found, with very hot blue stars and cold orange stars becoming more concentrated towards its bright core. M15 is located 33,600 light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus.

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This cluster, with a magnitude of 6.2, can be seen with a pair of binoculars. The best time to visit it is in October.

M15 is the first globular cluster known to host a planetary nebula (the gas shell of a dying star). This nebula, page 1, was discovered in 1928 by Francis G. Pease and is one of only four planetary nebulae that exist in a globular cluster.

The word M2 stands for Messier 2. The first globular cluster to be added to the Messier Catalog, M2 is located about 37,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Aquarius.

A globular cluster is a group of globular stars bound by their mutual gravitational attraction. M2 is more than 150 light years in diameter and is one of the largest clusters of its kind.

It was discovered in 1746 by the French astronomer Jean-Dominique Maraldi while he was observing a comet.

This Hubble image of the M2 core was created using observations taken at both visible and infrared wavelengths. M2 contains over 150,000 stars.

Most of the cluster’s mass is concentrated at its center, with a stream of twinkling stars extending into space. This cluster has an apparent magnitude of 6.3 and can be seen with the naked eye under ideal visual conditions. The best time to see M2 is during October.

Source: TEMPO.CO

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