Waid Observatory

Object: M29
Date: Aug. 8, 2014 - Imaging Location: Denton, Texas
Telescope: ATRC12  -  Camera: ST-10XME  -  Mount: MI-250

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M 29 - Open Cluster of Stars

M291

M29 is an open cluster of stars in the constellation Cygnus.  The distance to the cluster is somewhat in question due to the uncertainty of the absorption of the cluster’s light.  It is estimated to be between 4,000 and 7,200 light-years from the Earth.  The cluster is relatively bright and may be observed in good binoculars.

1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_29

 
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