Messier Index/M30

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

Messier 30 (also known as M30 or NGC 7099) is a w:globular cluster in the w:Capricornus constellation. It was discovered by w:Charles Messier in w:1764. M30 is at a distance of about 26,000 w:light-years away from w:Earth.

External links


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