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|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||18h 09m 36.5s|
|Declination||−20° 46′ 44″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||9.30|
|Radius||0.95' x 0.95'|
|Metallicity||= -1.08 dex|
2MASS-GC02, also known as Hurt 2, is a globular cluster at a distance of about 16 thousand light-years from Earth in the constellation Sagittarius. It was discovered in 2000 by Joselino Vasquez, and confirmed by a team of astronomers under the leadership of R. J. Hurt at 2MASS.
The globular cluster 2MASS-GC02 is not visible the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, due to interstellar extinction, but was spotted in infrared light. It is located at a distance of 10.4 thousand light years from the center of the Milky Way.
- Discovery paper
- SIMBAD, HJK2000 GC02 -- Globular Cluster (accessed January 2011)
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