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Messier 30
Messier 30 Hubble WikiSky.jpg
M30 by Hubble Space Telescope; 3.5′ view
Credit: NASA/STScI/WikiSky
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Class V
Constellation Capricornus
Right ascension 21h 40m 22.03s[1]
Declination -23° 10′ 44.6″[1]
Distance 26 kly (9 kpc)
Apparent magnitude (V) +7.7[1]
Physical characteristics
Mass kg ( M{\odot})
Estimated age ? Gyr
Other designations M30, NGC 7099, GCl 122[1]
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

Messier 30 (also known as M30 or NGC 7099) is a globular cluster in the Capricornus constellation. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. M30 is at a distance of about 28,000 light-years away from Earth, and about 90 light-years across.

External links


  1. ^ a b c d "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 7099. Retrieved 2006-11-16.  

Coordinates: Sky map 21h 40m 22.03s, −23° 10′ 44.6″



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