Messier 15 (M 15)

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 15 in the constellation Pegasus.

 

Introduction

M 15 (NGC 7078) is a globular star cluster that is located in the constellation Pegasus. Together with M 13, M 5, and M 3, it is counted among the "fantastic four" of the globular clusters in the northern hemisphere (Stoyan). Supposedly, it is the best globular cluster in autumn.

Size: 6' (Stoyan), 10' (Karkoschka)
Distance: 31,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: **** (Stoyan).

 

Map

M15 in the constallation Pegasus

 

My Own Observations

Observations Autumn 2016

France (St. Julien Chapteuil, Haute Loire): Observed with Heritage 100P at different magnifications (up to 100 x) in early October 2016 (not found at first).

Found in Mühlhausen / Kraichgau on October 31, 2016 with Heritage 100P - with 16 mm, 7mm, and 4mm eyepieces (= up to 100 x); not found using binoculars.

 

References

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