Wide-field view of Messier 30 (ground-based image)

This wide-field image of the sky around the globular cluster Messier 30 was created from photographs forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Located about 28 000 light-years away from Earth, this cluster — a swarm of several hundred thousand stars — is about 90 light-years across. The field of view is approximately 2.9 degrees across.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:heic0918c
Type:Observation
Release date:23 December 2009, 19:00
Related releases:heic0918
Size:10635 x 10653 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 30
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:28000 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

Image Formats

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