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About this Object

Object Name:

Messier 15 • M15 • NGC 7078

Object Description:

Globular Cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 21h 29m 58s
Dec. +12 10' 00"

Constellation:

Pegasus

Distance:

About 40,000 light-years

Dimensions:

The image is about 17 light-years (86.5 arcseconds) in the vertical dimension.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

December 1998

Exposure Time:

3.7 hours

Filters:

F439W (B), F547M (Stromgren y), F502N ([O III]), F656N (H alpha), F814W (I)

Principal Astronomers:

H. E. Bond, D. R. Alves, M. Livio, L. K. Fullton, K. G. Schaefer (STScI)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

August 3, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)

Orientation/Scale: