• Constellation: Capricornus
  • Right Ascension: 21h 40m 22.12s
  • Declination: –23° 10′ 47.5″
  • Distance: 27,000 ly

Messier 30 is a globular cluster located in the constellation of Capricornus. Due to its retrograde motion in respect to the general flow of the Milky Way galaxy, it is thought to be c captured cluster from another satellite galaxy. Having under gone core collapse, its central section is dense with stars. A class V globular cluster.

The bright star is Zeta Capricorni.

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 2600 MM