Messier 79 (NGC1904) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 41000 light years away in the constellation of Lepus.
It is referred to as M(79) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(1904) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.
The Globular Cluster's location is 05:24.5 (R.A.) and -24:33 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.7 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 9.6 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M79,NGC1904) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1780 by Perre Mechain. It's location is RA(05:24.5), Dec(-24:33) and its distance is calculated 41 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.7. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 9.6.
|Name||Messier 79 (NGC1904)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1780|