Deep Sky Object in Summer
M29 (Open Cluster in Cygnus)

Date & Time: Apr 8 2000, 27:03 JST(+0900), 30min exp.
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Camera: VIXEN VX-1
Film: Fujicolor Super G Ace 800
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

M29 (NGC6913) / Open Cluster, type d, II 3 m n
R.A.20h 23m 54.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+38° 32' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size12.0'
Real Size10.8 light yrs.
# of Stars50
Distance3100 light yrs.
M29 is a small open cluster found at about 2 degrees south of Sadr, gamma Cygni. The cluster is fairly modest for registered in the Messier's catalogue; not suitable for binoculars. You can detect four bright stars forming a tiny rectangle and some other members are surrounding with a magnifying power of about 30 or so.
Actually, this field has a fine gaseous region of IC1318, and a fluffy nebula surrounds M29 itself.



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