M29

Observed:  Points: 20

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as of 08/20/2019 5:07 p.m.

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General Info

TypeOpen Cluster
ConstellationCygnus
Right ascension20h23'57.700''
Declination+38°32'28''
Magnitude7.100
Distance4,000ly
Size7 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6913, M29
Discovered 1764 Charles Messier

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M29

Celestron 127eq
20 points

Waiting for Orion to rise, I decided to take a look at this open cluster. Very pretty, could clearly see box shape.

This cluster shows me why Messier thought these objects were comets, in binoculars the cluster isn't resolved and looks exactly like a faint comet. Edit: In the telescope the box shape is visible with a couple stars scattered inside.

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