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Messier M30

M30 (NGC 7099) is a globular cluster located within the constellation Capricornus, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

M30 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 8.5*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 11' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 7099
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 8.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 11'
      1. RA:
      2. 21h 40.4m
      1. Dec:
      2. -23 11'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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