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M34 - Open Cluster in Perseus

Contains: M 34, NGC 1039

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Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106N FSQ

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Guiding camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Software: CCD Autopilot 5

Resolution: 1500x1051

Dates: Nov. 9, 2012

Frames: 18x300"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.92%

Astrometry.net job: 1512920

RA center: 40.548 degrees

DEC center: 42.765 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.751 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.911 degrees

Field radius: 0.954 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States

Description

Object number 34 in Charles Messier's list is an open star cluster consisting of approximately 100 stars. Their ages are estimated at 180 million years.

M34 lies at a distance of 1400 light years.

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M34 - Open Cluster in Perseus, Hap Griffin