Great Pegas­us Cluster (M15)

M15 Cluster in Pegasus Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Glob­u­lar cluster Messi­er 15 (M15, NGC 7078) is among the more con­spi­cious of these great stel­lar swarms. At a dis­tance of about 33’600 light years, its dia­met­er of 18′ cor­res­ponds of a lin­ear exten­sion of about 175 light years and a total visu­al bright­ness of 6.2 mag. M15 is per­haps the densest of all glob­u­lar star clusters in our Milky Way. Many sci­ent­ists believe that a black-hole resides in the cen­ter of the cluster.

[descrip­tion from wikipedia]

Details

Tele­scope:
Mount:
Cam­era:
Fil­ters:
Expos­ure:
Loc­a­tion:
Author:
RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRBG 220:50:40:40 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Great Pegas­us Cluster (M15)

M15 in Pegasus Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart