Celebrating the Beauty of the Night Sky
M30 | Messier 30 | NGC 7099
This globular cluster in Capricornus is closer to the Milky Way center than our solar system. At 93 light years across, it is one of the densest (Class V) globulars in our galaxy. It follows a retrograde orbit through the Milky Way, suggesting an extragalactic origin. Its brightest stars (red giants) are 12.1 mV, while the main stars are 15th magnitude. 93 light years diameter.

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29 Oct 2017

23 Sep 2016

Night of:Sunday October 29, 2017
Local Time:7:00 PM | Oct 29, 2017
RA:21h 40m 22s
Declination:-23d 10' 48"
Distance:27,140 light years
Magnitude:+7.7 mV
Camera Settings:
Camera:Celestron NightScape + f/6.3 Reducer
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:1265 x 1015 pixels (1.3 MP)
30.6' x 24.5'
Exposure:45 sec
Stacked Frames:12
Total Integration:9 minutes
Shot Info:autoguiding
moon 15 degrees away
Post Processing:tshirt flats
stacked with AA6
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