(IAAC) Obj: M79 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/11/14 05h26 UT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Québec, Canada (Lat 45.4542°, Elev 316 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,9 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M79
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: V
Constellation: Lep
Data: mag 8.4  size 7.8'
Position: RA 05:24  DEC -24:31
In Lepus, at ~ ½ ° NW of a 5.5 magnitude star (SAO 170351). Globular cluster of small size. Averted vision doesn't help much to improve the objet, which seems to present a strong degree of concentration. Moreover, M79 does not show a bright center.
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