Messier 79Globular Cluster M79 (NGC 1904), class V, in Lepus
|Right Ascension||05 : 24.5 (h:m)|
|Declination||-24 : 33 (deg:m)|
|Visual Brightness||7.7 (mag)|
|Apparent Dimension||9.6 (arc min)|
Discovered 1780 by Pierre Méchain.
Globular cluster Messier 79 (M79, NGC 1904) is a nice globular cluster in an unusual place for this kind of objects, in the hemisphere opposite to the Galactic Center, in the inconspicuous constellation Lepus.
M79 was found by Pierre Méchain on October 26, 1780, and reported his discovery to his friend and colleague, Charles Messier, who determined its position and included it in his catalog on December 17, 1780. It was first resolved into stars and recognized as a globular cluster by William Herschel in about 1784.
Messier 79, projeto 2MASS
|Descoberto por||Pierre Méchain|
|Data||26 de outubro 1780|
|Dados observacionais (J2000)|
|Tipo||Aglomerado globular V1|
|Asc. reta||05h 24m 10,59s2|
|Declinação||-24° 31′ 27,3″2|
|Distância||41 kal3 (13 kpc)|
|Idade estimada||11,7 bilhões de anos4|
|M79, NGC 1904, GCl 102|
Johan Bayer - Lepus
Behind him Sirius ever speeds as in pursuit, and rises after,
And eyes him as he sets.
Lepus, the Hare,
Once a warrior very angry,
Seized his grandmother, and threw her
Up into the sky at midnight;
Right against the moon he threw her;
'Tis her body that you see there.
But tell me what the dusky spots may be
Upon this body, which below on earth
Make people tell that fabulous tale of Cain;
Touches the ocean wave Cain and the thorns.
Bearing a bush of thorns on his back
Whiche for his theft might clime so ner the heaven;
Not in the neighbouring moon as some have dreamed.
Who first found out the Man in the Moon,
That to the ancients was unknown.
The man i' th' moon's too slow.
α, Double, 2.7 and 9.5, pale yellow and gray.
β, Double, 3.5 and 11, deep yellow and blue.
The Author's Note:
Os desenhos formados pelas estrelas
e que possibilitam nossa mente
entre o céu e a terra...;
bem como percebendo que o caos,
vai se tornando Cosmos