M79, NGC 1904

M79, an attractive globular cluster in the constellation Lepus, is rare, in that it is one of the few globulars further out in the Galaxy than our own Sun's location. This picture is from the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope.

Credit:

NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-m79
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:53 p.m.
Size:816 x 680 px

About the Object

Name:M79, NGC 1904
Constellation:Lepus
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 24 20.19
Position (Dec):-24° 32' 20.63"
Field of view:6.17 x 5.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° right of vertical