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(IAAC) Obj: M15 - Inst: 7x50 binoculars



Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-07-10/11, 04:00 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 5.5 (zenith), 4.9 (in S)
Seeing: 5 of 10 - mediocre
Moon up: no
Instrument: 50mm Simmons binoculars
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: M15
Category: Globular cluster
Constellation: Peg
Data: mag 6.3  size 12'
RA/DE: 21h30m  +12o10m
Description:
Easily found one full binocular field (about 4o) W
of epsilon, the bright orange "hoof" star of Peg, in
a line formed by eps and theta Peg further E. In the
binoc field, M15 was visible as a pretty, brightish
white spot, just 10' SW of a mag. 7 star. It seemed
brighter and more concentratred than nearby M2 (see).