|Object Type||Globular Cluster|
|Size||18.0' x 18.0'|
M 15 is a moderately bright globular cluster in Pegasus, situated some 4 degrees north-west of the star Enif. It is easily visible in binoculars and could be visible to the naked eye in very dark skies. The outer regions are resolved in an 8" telescope.
The above image was taken when students were observing M15 with the main telescope as part of an observing lab. Since it was a very busy night, I had not checked what comets were visible. It turns out that one was just a little south of M15 that night. It is visible in the image due south (below) of M15, just to the right of a moderately bright star. An enlargement of part of the image showing the comet is below.