Wide-field view of Messier 30
Date: 22 December 2009
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Messier 30
Copyright: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin
This wide-field image of the sky around the globular cluster Messier 30 was created from photographs forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Located about 28 000 light-years away from Earth, this cluster - a swarm of several hundred thousand stars - is about 90 light-years across. The field of view is approximately 2.9 degrees across.
Last Update: 1 September 2019