Globular star cluster M79


UA 16-inch image of Messier 79

The globular star cluster Messier 19 (NGC 1904) in Lepus, shown in an R-band CCD image obtained with the UA 16-inch telescope. The field of view shown is 17 arcminutes wide. This is the only globular cluster that is at all easy to view from the Northern Hemisphere during its winter, and has to provide a fix for globular-cluster aficionados during these months. We see it looking largely outward in our Galaxy - which is why there are so few globulars to be seen in this part of the sky.



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