Messier 29. NGC 6913

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Messier 29 (or M29 or NGC 6913) is a young (about just 10 million years old) open cluster located in the constellation Cygnus. M29 is considered to be part of the Cygnus OB1 association, a star group of young stars that share birthplace, age and movement. The brightest stars belong to the spectral class B0 and over 100,000 times more luminous than our Sun. The distance to this cluster is uncertain, estimated between 4,000 and 7,000 light years, because of the obscuring dust of the Milky Way in between.


Additional Information


Name(s): Messier 29. M29. NGC 6913

Type: Open Cluster

RA:  20h 23m 56s

Dec: 38º 31’ 24”

Constellation: Cygnus

Size (arcmin): 7×7 arcmin

Magnitude: +7.1

Distance: 4,000 ly


Date: 2021-09-12 and 13

Location: iTelescope, New Mexico Skies, Mayhill, NM, USA

Size (arcmin): 43×30 arcmin

Telescope: 20” (51 cm) f/4.5 Reflector

Camera: FLI PL11002 (4008x2672pix)

Guiding: Astrodon MonsterMOAG off-axis guider

Total exposure: 1.5 hours (30 min each RGB)

Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CC 2022


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