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Messier 30 (NGC7099)

Messier 30 (NGC7099) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 27.8-31 kly light years away in the constellation of Capricornus.

It is referred to as M(30) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(7099) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Globular Cluster's location is 21:40.4 (R.A.) and -23:11 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.2 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 12.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M30,NGC7099) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(21:40.4), Dec(-23:11) and its distance is calculated 27.8-31 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.2. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 12.0.

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NameMessier 30 (NGC7099)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id30
NGC Id7099
ConstellationCapricornus
Right Ascension21:40.4
Declination-23:11
Distance (Lt.Yr)27.8-31 kly
Visual Brightness7.2
Apparent Dimension12.0
Apparent Magnitude8
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier


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