M30   NGC 7099

Object Type Globular Cluster
Constellation Capricornus
Magnitude 6.9
Size 12.0' x 12.0'

M 30 is a moderately bright globular cluster in Capricornus, situated about 7 degrees south of delta capricorni, and less than 0.5 degrees west of the 4th magnitude star, 41 capricorni. Usually considered the most difficult target in a Messier marathon due to its proximity to the Sun during late March, M30 is a bright, moderately large cluster that is easily resolved in an 8" telescope.

45 minutes exposure, Kodak Elite Chrome 400 film.
5" f/5 refractor at prime focus.

Combination of 30, 60 second exposures.
SBIG STL-1001E CCD. 20" f/6.8 cassegrain telescope at prime focus.