M 30

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M 30

M 30 is a globular cluster in Capricornus with a highly concentrated central core of stars, and is at a distance of 27,000 LY and is approx. 93 LY across.

Like most globular clusters , M 30 is very old with an estimated age of 12 9 billion years.

M 30 is one of the densest globular clusters in the core region ever discovered with a central density of over 30,000 solar masses per cubic light year.

Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.  12 x 300 sec.   Oct  2016.

Location.  Wiruna (Ilford) N.S.W.