Sunday, 3 February 2013

M79



M79 / NGC1904
Constellation - Lepus
Globular cluster
Distance - 43000Ly
Mag 7.7

Date 2/2/13
Seeing - Antoniadi IV
Transparency - Poor
SQM 21.15 (LM 6.2)

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP - 10mm Pentax XW x189 TFoV 0.22˚

Sketch notes
Only 14˚ above the horizon when sketched so it was very hard to resolve many stars but I think this would be an interesting globular at a higher altitude.
Even though the skies were dark at SQM 21.15 seeing and transparency really hampered the view.

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