Globular Cluster in Pegasus
skies of fall and winter do not feature as many bright globular clusters as can
be seen in the summer, but Messier 15 is a very impressive one. At magnitude 6, it should be just barely
visible to the naked eye under very dark skies, and it is easy to see with
binoculars. Through a telescope of
moderate aperture, the cluster has a very bright center, and the periphery has
chains of stars streaming away in all directions.
|Distance (light yrs)
|Field of View
||29' x 22'
Image details: Exposure times of 42 minutes luminance, and 18 minutes each of red, green, and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 14" Meade LX850 telescope at f/6.