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Messier 15 (NGC7078) Facts

Messier 15 (NGC7078) Facts Globular Cluster in Pegasus

Messier 15 (NGC7078) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 33000 light years away in the constellation of Pegasus.

It is referred to as M(15) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(7078) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Globular Cluster's location is 21:30.0 (R.A.) and +12:10 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 6.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 18.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

(M15,NGC7078) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1746 by Jean-Dominique Maraldi. It's location is RA(21:30.0), Dec(+12:10) and its distance is calculated 33 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.2. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 18.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 15 (NGC7078)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id15
NGC Id7078
ConstellationPegasus
Right Ascension21:30.0
Declination+12:10
Distance (Lt.Yr)33000
Apparent Dimension18.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1746
DiscovererJean-Dominique Maraldi


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