M15; Pegasus 
Astro-Physics 155 EDF f/7 refractor 
ST-8XE  LRGB 15:15:15:15 min 
August 8, 2004; Inkom, ID 
Comments:  Although M15 is one of hundreds of globular clusters that occupy the halo surrounding the Milky Way Galaxy, it is also one the most beautiful.  At a distance of approximately 30,000 light years it appears as a dense round ball of stars -- somewhat like a sparkeling jewel in the heavens.   It measures about 160 light years in diameter.  It can be see with the unaided eye, northwest of Epsilon Pegasi, as a faint blurry "star". A more recent image of M15 may be seen here
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