The Binocular Sky


M15 (NGC 7078)

Constellation: Peg
Object Type: Globular Cluster
RA:  21h 29m 58s
Dec:  +12° 10' 3"
Magnitude: 6.2
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm

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M15 is a little over 4° to the NW of the 2nd magnitude ε Pegasi (Enif)

What You Should See:

Although M15 is small, with about half the apparent size of the better-known M13, it is very bright and for this reason is one of the better globular clusters for small binoculars. Whilst you are observing in that region, go back to ε Peg, which is a binocular double; the 8.6th magnitude secondary is 2.4 arcmin from the yellowish primary, in the direction of M15.

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