Messier 79 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 79, also known as NGC 1904, is a globular cluster in the constellation of Lepus.  It has a diameter of ~75 light-years and lies at a distance of ~43,000 light-years.  The first and second images comprises 10 x Luminance (45 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (60, 65 and 55 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 35 degrees on 18 October 2017. The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18' x 12', respectively. The third and fourth images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 35 degrees on 28 December 2016.  The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
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