The globular cluster M 79

Image of M 79
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , M 79 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 19:02 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:10, 26° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 20:53, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name M 79
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 1904
Mel 34
Magnitude:7.70 (V) [3]
9.21 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.05
Right ascension:05h24m [2]
Declination:-24°31' [2]
Distance:12.9 kpc
42.1 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-7.85




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