(IAAC) Obj: M15 (NGC7078) - Inst: Orion XT-8 1200mm f/6 dob


Observation Poster: Barry Martasian <timetrav2@webtv.net>

Observer: Barry Martasian
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: October 21, 2001 Approx. 8:00pm  est.
Location of site: Exeter, Rhode Island (Lat , Elev  almost sea level)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion XT-8 1200mm f/6 dob
Magnification: 13mm, 40mm
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M15, NGC7078
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: Very rich and compact
Constellation: Pegasus
Data: mag 6.5  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
With a setting Moon and armies of clouds on a fast march from the
North West threatening the evenings session, M15 was just a short
jump of the telescope NW of Epsilon Pegasi.  First located with
my 40mm eyepiece this littl jewel looked as though it was a star
needing a major hair cut. (fuzzy) Under the watchful eye of a
13MM ep this cluster came to life showing itself to be very dense
and compact at its center.  With the 13MM eye piece many stars
could be resolved but we really needed darker skies to get better
contrast to enjoy the view better. The stars on the outer edges
of the cluster were beautiful as well, as they appeared to be
reaching out to us. Under better skies this cluster surely can
compete with M13 for the "Miss Universe" of Clusters.
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