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M 30 Globular Cluster in Capricornus

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

here is a 75% view of the complete CCD-field of view,click in it for full scale presentation

 for a detailed view with the HST click here

Last modified on Sunday, 11 October 2015 21:42

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