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Uploaded 9-Jun-11
Taken 5-Jun-11
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Night Sky
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Keywords:M29
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Dimensions3600 x 2400
Original file size7.15 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken5-Jun-11 22:57
Date modified9-Jun-11 22:58
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Camera makeCanon
Camera model40D Modified
Messier 29  Open Cluster in Cygnus

Messier 29 Open Cluster in Cygnus

About this Object:
Messier 29 (also known as M 29 or NGC 6913) is an open cluster in the Cygnus constellation. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764, and can be seen from Earth by using binoculars.

M29 is a rather coarse and less impressive cluster, situated in the highly crowded area of Milky Way near Gamma Cygni, at a distance of 7,200 light years.

About this Photo:
Date(s): June 5, 2011
Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Celestron C9.25 @ F6.5
Mount: CGEM
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / Taurus Tracker III
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Filter: Astronomik CLS
Exposure: 4x180s + 2x120s + 2x60s @ ISO1600 (18 Minutes total)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: ImagesPlus 3.75 – Darks,Flats,Bias
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Noel Carboni's Tools;
Temperature(s): 80º F