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Binocular Universe: The Hare and the Dove new
      #6281675 - 12/30/13 05:19 PM

Binocular Universe: The Hare and the Dove

By Phil Harrington


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Re: Binocular Universe: The Hare and the Dove new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6290250 - 01/03/14 06:39 PM

Nice article Phil. Here at 51°N there are years I don't see Lepus. I did manage to track down M79 once or twice over the years on nights of exceptional clarity.

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Re: Binocular Universe: The Hare and the Dove new [Re: Mark9473]
      #6291238 - 01/04/14 08:05 AM

Thanks, Marks. Seeing M79 from your latitude is no mean feat. With binoculars or a telescope?

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Re: Binocular Universe: The Hare and the Dove new [Re: PhilH]
      #6292326 - 01/04/14 05:05 PM

To be honest I can't remember... Luckily, google has better memory! Here's my report from the first time I saw M79: link.

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Re: Binocular Universe: The Hare and the Dove new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #6301238 - 01/09/14 01:25 AM

This jumped out from the text:

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Lastly, we find M79, Messier's only winter globular cluster. Pierre Méchain was first to spot this 8th-magnitude object in October 1845.




M79 was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780.

/Jake


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Re: Binocular Universe: The Hare and the Dove [Re: JakeSaloranta]
      #6303519 - 01/10/14 05:10 AM

Thanks, Jake. Must have accidentally copied the year that Hind recorded his "Crimson Star" from the previous paragraph. Correction will be posted ASAP.

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