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Description of object: M15 is a big, bright globular cluster located far enough north and west in the sky that it is visible to us in Iowa deep into fall, long after the large concentration of globulars in Sagittarius, Scorpius and Ophiuchus has slipped be. low the horizon.

Picture Information: October 1, 2003.  The image was created by adding 18 five-second exposures.
Moon Phase: 40%

Telescope and Camera Info.: Meade 12in. Schmidt-Cassegrain, f/10, with an Apogee AP6E CCD camera.

M15 Crop