Basic object information

Object name: M 79
Object type: Globular cluster
Magnitude: 7.7
Size: 9.6'
Object classification: V
Description: pL,eRi,eC,rrr
Notes: Stars vF

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 05h 24m 12.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -24 31' 00"

Constellation: Lepus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Tocodoman, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 3/4.2.2005 22:20

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 35
Visuality: I
Weather: +10C, windy

Pretty small globular cluster. It's mainly diffuse, but occasionally granular on the edges. The brightest stars are 13 mag, I saw few of them. The core is bright and obvious.