Wide-field view of Messier 30 (ground-based image)
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.
ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin