Messier Catalog » M15 — NGC 7078
Multi-session capture of one of the oldest known globular clusters. Happy 12 billionth birthday, M15!
An estimated age of over 12 billion years makes M15 the oldest known globular cluster. This massive grouping of stars is collapsing under its own gravitation pull, drawing the stars in towards a possible black hole in its core.
33,600 light years