Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Lepus (Lep)  ·  Contains:  M 79  ·  NGC 1904
M79, 



    
        

            Geert Vanden Broeck
M79
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M79

M79, 



    
        

            Geert Vanden Broeck
M79
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M79

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Walimex Pro 500mm f/6,3

Imaging cameras: FUjifilm X-T1

Mounts: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer

Software: PixInsight 1.8


Dates:Jan. 28, 2016

Frames: 14x20" (4' 40") ISO3200

Integration: 4' 40"

Avg. Moon age: 18.91 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.76%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 932977

RA center: 05h23m31s

DEC center: -24°3206

Pixel scale: 1.982 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 170.925 degrees

Field radius: 0.804 degrees


Resolution: 2411x1646

Locations: Café Den Haas - parking, Neigem, Oost Vlaanderen , Belgium

Description

A difficult object from my location, since it is only 12° above the horizon at its highest point.

I moved offsite for this object to add it to my Messier ticklist.

M79 looked like a small fluffy star in live-view. Tracking was rather good even if M79 was due south.

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M79, 



    
        

            Geert Vanden Broeck