M30 (NGC 7099) is a bright globular cluster located in the southern constellation Capricornus. M30 is about 27,000 light-years from the Earth. I read an abstract titled “Accreted versus In Situ Milky Way Globular Clusters” by Duncan A. Forbes and Terry Bridges (January 2010) in which M30 is listed as a candidate globular cluster that was stolen from another galaxy at some point in time. The term “accreted” means “come or bring together under the influence of gravitation.”
Tech Specs: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet APO Refractor, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, ISO 3200, 16 x 60 second exposures with dark/bias frames, guided using a ZWO ASI290MC and Orion 60mm guide scope. Image date: October 13, 2018. Location: The Dark Side Observatory, Weatherly, PA, USA.