Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Lepus (Lep)  ·  Contains:  M 79  ·  NGC 1886  ·  NGC 1904
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED127 CF APO FCD100

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD 16200A

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED127 CF APO FCD100

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Focal reducers: Hotech SCA Field Flattener

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Chroma Blue 50mm Unmounted  ·  Chroma Green 50mm Unmounted  ·  Chroma Red 50mm Unmounted  ·  Chroma Luminance 50mm unmounted

Accessory: QHYCCD QHY OAG - Medium


Dates:Feb. 18, 2021

Frames: 25x600" (4h 10')

Integration: 4h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 6.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.01%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4229569

RA center: 05h24m10s

DEC center: -24°3130

Pixel scale: 1.310 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.638 degrees

Field radius: 1.017 degrees


Resolution: 4387x3469

Locations: Home, Pensacola, Florida, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 79 (also known as M79 or NGC 1904) is a globular cluster in the southern constellation Lepus. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780 and is about 42,000 light years away from Earth and 60,000 light years from the Galactic Center.

Like Messier 54 (the other extragalactic globular on Messier's list), it is thought that it is not native to the Milky Way galaxy at all, but instead to the putative Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, which is currently experiencing a very close encounter with our galaxy. This is, however, a contentious subject as astronomers are still debating the nature of the Canis Major dwarf galaxy itself.

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