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Messier 15 (M15, NGC7078)


Messier 15 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 33 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 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. Messier 15 was discovered in 1746 by Jean-Dominique Maraldi. The Globular Cluster's location is 21:30.0 (R.A.) and +12:10 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.2 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 18.0 .

(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
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id15
NGC Id7078
ConstellationPegasus
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension21:30.0
Declination+12:10
Distance (Lt.Yr)33
Visual Brightness6.2
Apparent Dimension18.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1746
DiscovererJean-Dominique Maraldi

Messier 15 (M15, NGC7078) Globular Cluster in Pegasus