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Messier 30
Messier 30
Credit: NASA, ESA

M30 (NGC 7099)

Messier 30 (NGC 7099) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Capricornus, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M30 is 27,000 light years away from Earth.

M30 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 7.7, and can be viewed with binoculars. M30 is 12' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 7099
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 7.7
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 12'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 27,000 LY
      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.