Messier 15


The Globular Cluster M15 is one of the densest star clusters in our galaxy. It was first discovered by Jean-Dominique Miraldi in 1746. This image shows some interesting dusty features in the field of view around M15. To see a larger version, please click on the image.

Also located in this image are numerous small galaxies. At the extreme left about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom are the small spiral galaxies PGC 66834 and PGC 66835, magnitudes 15 and 16 respectively.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: M15 or NGC 7078
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cygnus
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 33,600 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Globular Cluster
Exposure: 150 minutes each rgb Position: R.A. 21 hr 20 min , Dec +120 10'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 21 & 22 October 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village