Alt. Designations: NGC 7099
Object Type: Globular  Cluster
Constellation: Capricornus
Distance: 26.1 kly
Right Ascension: 21h 40m 22.0s
Declination: -23° 10´ 43"
Visual Magnitude: 7.5
Apparent Dimension: 12.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Jul

Located in the constellation Capricornus, M30 is a globular cluster of stars located about 25,000 light-years from Earth. This dense cluster is around 75 light-years in diameter and contains 12 known variable stars. It is actually approaching us at a speed of 164 kilometers per second. M30's large size and dense structure make it a remarkable object when viewed through binoculars or small telescopes.