M30 (NGC7099) is a fine globular cluster in the constellation of Capricornus. It is of 7.7mag brightness and its distance to earth is about 26.000 light-years. Its apparent size is 12´ and it can easily be seen even in binoculars. Its center is one of the densest star-regions in our Milky Way.
M30 was one of the original discoveries of Charles Messier, who cataloged it on August 3, 1764
RA: 21h 40m 22.12s
Decl.: –23° 10′ 47.5"
80cm f/7 Astro-Optik Keller corrected Cassegrain, FLI PL-16803,Baader-Filters,PROMPT7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
LRGB image L=10x600s, RGB=7x600s each
Image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
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