M30 (NGC 7099)

M30 (NGC 7099) is a globular cluster 40,000 light years away. While visible in binoculars, it takes a small telescope to reveal the delicate lines of stars which string out from the compact centre.

The cluster is about 13 billion years old, and is 30,000 light years away, and is extremely dense, having undergone a core collapse.

The cluster is slightly more than one field of view due south of gamma Cap, or in the same field of view as zeta: binoculars.

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