Contains:M 34, NGC 1039
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M34 - Open Cluster in Perseus, 


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M34 - Open Cluster in Perseus

M34 - Open Cluster in Perseus

Technical card

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: 24.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.06% 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

Data source: Unknown


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, 


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