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Where can I find M29?

Where can I find M29?

Locating Messier 29: Finding M29 in binoculars or a telescope is quite easy once you recognize the constellation of Cygnus. Its cross-shape is very distinctive and the marker star you will need to locate this open star cluster is Gamma – bright and centermost.

How many stars does the M29 have?

The brightest of its stars form a “stubby dipper”, per Mallas. The four brightest stars form a quadrilateral, and another set a small triangle just north of the northernmost of the four….

Messier 29
Estimated age 13.2 Myr
Other designations M29, NGC 6913, Cr 422, OCl 168
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

How far is Pearl Cluster?

C97, NGC 3766

Proper Names Pearl Cluster
Declination -61° 36′ 54″
Distance c.7,200 light years c.2,200 parsecs
Magnitude Apparent: +5.3 Absolute: -6.4
Diameter Apparent: 9′ Actual: 19 light years

What is a M29 cluster bomb?

The M29 cluster bomb was a 500-pound (230 kg) cluster bomb used by the United States Air Force during World War II against troops, unarmoured vehicles and artillery. The weapon contained ninety 4-pound (1.8 kg) M83 fragmentation submunitions – a direct copy of the earlier German Butterfly Bomb – in 9 ten-bomb “wafers”.

What is the meaning of M29?

M29 was one of Charles Messier original discoveries, which he catalogued on July 29, 1764. He described it as “a cluster of 7 or 8 very small stars below Gamma Cygni”. What is surprising in such a rich constellation is that Messier recorded only two deep sky objects, the other being open cluster M39.

What is the Messier 29 cluster?

Very broad reddish nebulosity is noticeable to the west. Messier 29 or M29, also known as NGC 6913, is a quite small, bright open cluster of stars just south of the central bright star Gamma Cygni of a northerly zone of the sky, Cygnus. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764, and can be seen from Earth by using binoculars .

How do you see the star cluster M29?

The cluster is best seen from the Northern Hemisphere, where it appears high in the summer sky. M29 is visible in binoculars but best seen at low to medium powers through telescopes. When viewed through an 80mm (3.1-inch) scope, the stubby big dipper shape of the main stars is clearly visible.