M79

Located in the direction of Lepus, roughly 42,000 ly distant from Earth and about 60,000 ly from the galactic centre, it is intergalactic and may not be native to our galaxy, but possibly "acquired" from a disrupted dwarf satellite galaxy. Classified, V (intermediate concentrations), on the Shapley-Sawyer globular cluster concentration scale (1927). 

 

Camera: SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters Scope: Takahashi TOA-130, f=1000mm, f7.7, fov 1.0 x 0.7
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma 2 Guiding: external, E-finder
Filters/Exposures: R:G:B = 14:12:1238m Location: ASV's LMDSS, Lady's Pass, Victoria, Australia
Date: January 2018 Processing: CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5