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 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.
|M29 (NGC6913) / Open Cluster, type d, II 3 m n|
|R.A.||20h 23m 54.0s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+38° 32' 00" (2000.0)|
|Real Size||10.8 light yrs.|
|# of Stars||50|
|Distance||3100 light yrs.|
Actually, this field has a fine gaseous region of IC1318, and a fluffy nebula surrounds M29 itself.