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Globular star cluster M79
Die Reflexionsnebel M79 is in the constellation Lepus (Lep).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 8,5m
M79 in the middle latitudes is located quite low above the horizon, so observation is difficult due to atmospheric distortions.
The best month for observing M79 is January. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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