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M15 is well placed

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The globular cluster M15 (NGC 7078; mag 6.2) in Pegasus will be well placed, high in the sky. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of 12°10'N, it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere; it can be seen at latitudes between 82°N and 57°S.

From Ashburn, it will be visible all night. It will become visible around 21:14 (EST), 33° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:07, 63° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:14, 29° above your western horizon.

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At magnitude 6.3, M15 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of M15 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M15 21h29m50s 12°10'N Pegasus 6.3 12'18"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 15 August 2026
Sunrise
06:22
Sunset
20:06
Twilight ends
21:46
Twilight begins
04:42

3-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

10%

3 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:19 12:26 19:34
Venus 10:16 16:04 21:52
Moon 09:36 15:40 21:34
Mars 02:18 09:45 17:12
Jupiter 05:21 12:27 19:32
Saturn 22:18 04:31 10:44
All times shown in EDT.

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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© Digitised Sky Survey (DSS); Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II)

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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