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Messier 15
Messier 15 Great Pegasus Cluster
Credit: NASA, ESA

M15 (NGC 7078) - Great Pegasus Cluster

Messier 15 (NGC 7078), also known as the Great Pegasus Cluster, is a globular cluster located in the constellation Pegasus, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M15 is 33,000 light years away from Earth.

M15 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 6.4, and can be viewed with binoculars. M15 is 18' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Great Pegasus Cluster
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 7078
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6.4
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 18'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 33,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 21h 30m
      1. Dec:
      2. 12 10'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group
      1. Contains:
      2. 30,000 stars

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.