Messier 30 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 30, also known as NGC 7099, is a globular cluster in the constellation of Capricornius. It has a diameter of ~140 light years and lies at a distance of ~41,000 light-years. This first two images comprise 15 x Luminance (60 seconds each) and 8 x Red, Green and Blue (60, 60 and 48 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 35 degrees on 25 August 2017. The fields of view are 29' by 19' and 18’ x 12’. The third and fourth images comprise 12 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 35 degrees over two nights, 8 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. The fields of iew of the images are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42' x 42', respectively. The bright tar to the east of Messier 30 is magnitude 5.2 HIP 107128.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020
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