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
Distance:28000 light years
Constellation:Capricornus

Image Formats

Large JPEG
121.9 MB
Screensize JPEG
418.7 KB

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 40 21.81
Position (Dec):-23° 10' 39.73"
Field of view:178.70 x 179.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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