Staracle®.com
International Star Naming
The most popular free star naming service
Menu Name a star Star directory Astronomy NFTs
Menu Menu
Stars Name a star
Mail
Login
Login
Login  Login
Facebook
Imprint
Terms & Conditions
Privacy policy
Contact form
Donate
Zodiac: Gemini
May 22 - Jun 21
Read more about Gemini.
Do you want to buy a star? Check our tutorial before you spend money!

Messier 15 ()

Messier object number 15 (NGC 7078) is a globular star cluster and in the constellation of Winged Horse. It is also known as the . It is approximately 33,000 lightyears away from earth.
M15 is one of the most densely packed globular clusters in our Milky Way Galay, containing more than 100.000 stars. Still, it is hard to see with the naked eye, but makes for an excellent object to be viewed with binoculars. It was first discovered by Jean-Dominique Maraldi in the 18th century and subsequently included in his catalogue by Charles Messier. Scientists estimate its age to about 12 billion years, making it one of the oldest globular clusters in our Milkyway.
Declination
12.177°
Right ascension
-2h -29m -59.47s (-37.49780°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
Magnitude
7.5 mag
not in database
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
Distance
33,00033,000 ly
not in database
Messier NºMessier Nº
15
NGC NºNGC Nº
7078
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Pegasus (Winged Horse)

NFT Data

Our Stellar Smart Contract in the Ethereum blockchain brings you as close to owning a stellar object as you can get. Find out more!
The NFT has been purchased. Below is the information that is documented in the Ethereum blockchain.
This object was minted. You can purchase the Non-Fungible Token (NFT). An NFT is a digital asset, a proof-of-ownership in the Ethereum blockchain. Once you purchased the NFT, your ownership will be documented on Staracle. You can trade the NFT on online market places like OpenSea, since it is a digital asset according to the OpenZeoppelin ERC721 standard. Read more on our NFTs here.
or
This star was minted. You can purchase the Non-Fungible Token (NFT). An NFT is a digital asset, a proof-of-ownership in the Ethereum blockchain. Once you purchased the NFT, your ownership will be documented on Staracle. You can trade the NFT on online market places like OpenSea, since it is a digital asset according to the OpenZeoppelin ERC721 standard. Read more on our NFTs here.
or
Contract ID
Token ID
15003684318211058726332700020110 (download meta data)
Wallet ID of NFT owner
Mint this star for only and document it with an NFT in the Ethereum blockchain. Includes a free premium package for your star.
Once you purchased the NFT, your ownership will be documented on Staracle. You can trade the NFT on online market places like OpenSea, since it is a digital asset according to the OpenZeppelin ERC721 standard.
This object has not been minted yet. Contact us and request it to be minted in order to purchase the NFT on OpenSea.
Or purchase it directly with your credit card or Paypal:
This star has not been minted yet. Contact us and request it to be minted.
Or purchase it directly with your credit card or Paypal:
This object was minted. You can purchase the Non-Fungible Token (NFT). An NFT is a digital asset, a proof-of-ownership in the Ethereum blockchain. Once you purchased the NFT, your ownership will be documented on Staracle. You can trade the NFT on online market places like OpenSea, since it is a digital asset according to the OpenZeoppelin ERC721 standard. Read more on our NFTs here.
This star was minted. You can purchase the Non-Fungible Token (NFT). An NFT is a digital asset, a proof-of-ownership in the Ethereum blockchain. Once you purchased the NFT, your ownership will be documented on Staracle. You can trade the NFT on online market places like OpenSea, since it is a digital asset according to the OpenZeoppelin ERC721 standard. Read more on our NFTs here.
Photograph of M15, showing the increasing star density towards the center.
Image credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA
Disclaimer
While we take great care in compiling the data of all astronomical objects in our database, errors can never be ruled out completely. Therefore, no warranty is taken over for the correctness of the data, the descriptions, or the associated images. Staracle cannot be held liable for any damage, direct or indirect, that may result from incorrect data.
Your privacy is important to us! Clicking on the above button loads a Google Star Map from the Google servers and may place Cookies on your device. Please read our Privacy policy.

Name a star for free!

... because it is as real as if you pay! (Why?)
A personal star is the perfect gift for your loved ones. Your star's certificate is only a few clicks away.

ImprintTerms & ConditionsPrivacy policyRevocation RightImage copyrightContact formPress and media
staracle.comstaracle.co.ukstaracle.de