Location of Photo:
Date/Time of photo:
UIPMENT: ZWO ASI 6200MC PRO COLED Espirit 150mm 83x 100sec
M30 is a globular cluster, located in the constellation Capricornus, about 28,000 light-years from Earth. It was discovered in 1764 by the French astronomer Charles Messier, this cluster is little photographed and difficult to locate, it is not visible to the naked eye, with an apparent magnitude of 7.2, its main reference being the 41-Cap star (located in the upper left corner of image). The core of M30 exhibits a very dense population of stars and has suffered a core collapse, similar to some other clusters in the Milky Way. Due to its retrograde orbit through the inner galactic halo, this cluster is believed to have been acquired from a satellite galaxy in the past.