Globular Cluster, M30, NGC 7099 - stock photo
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Globular Cluster, M30, NGC 7099

Messier 30 is a globular cluster of stars in the southern constellation of Capricornus. It was discovered by the French astronomer Charles Messier in 1764, who described it as a circular nebula without a star. In the New General Catalogue, compiled during the 1880s, it was described as a "remarkable globular, bright, large, slightly oval." M30 is about 75 light-years across and about 26,000 light-years away. This image was taken in July 1997 at the Kitt Peak 0.9-meter telescope, during the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program operated at the Kitt Peak National Observatory and supported by the National Science Foundation.

Science Source / REU Program/NOAO/AURA/NSF

3900 x 3413 pixels

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13 x 11 inches / 33 x 29 cm

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