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On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 79 in the constellation Lepus.
Tthe globular star cluster M 79 in the constellation Lepus is, according to Karkoschka, hard to resolve into stars and very distant for such a type of star cluster. Moreover, it is located fairly low in the sky.
Size: 5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 43,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)
M 79 in constellation Lepus (selected) - and many DSO more in that sky region (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)
M 79 - Mar 18, 2020
M 79 - Mar 18 2020, left version processed