Friday, September 9, 2011

M79 In Lepus

Not one of my best pics.

This is M79, a globular cluster in the constellation Lepus, The Hare. At magnitude 7.9, it's not bright, and I had to hold the shutter open for 143.4 seconds to get this much. That's why you see all the red dots in the photo, which are not stars but pixels throwing up their little pixel arms in disgust.

Posted by Dave

4 comments:

  1. Yeah. It's a hare out of focus.

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  2. Hi Brass,

    A Hare out of focus, but nothing that really Lepus out at you.

    Dave

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  3. Dave,

    These puns just keep on getting Messier.

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  4. Hi Brass,

    You win. There's no way I can top that one. :-)

    Dave

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