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Messier 79 (M79, NGC1904)


Messier 79 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 41 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 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. Messier 79 was discovered in 1780 by Perre Mechain. 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 .

(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.

Fact File


NameMessier 79
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id79
NGC Id1904
ConstellationLepus
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension05:24.5
Declination-24:33
Distance (Lt.Yr)41
Visual Brightness7.7
Apparent Dimension9.6
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererPerre Mechain