Saturday, 22 September 2012

M29



M29 / NGC6913 / Cooling Tower
Constellation - Cygnus
Open cluster
Distance - 4400 Ly
Mag - 6.6

Date - 21/9/12
Seeing - Antoniadi II
SQM - 21.26 (NELM 6.2)

Telescope - 12" f/5
EP - 17.3mm Delos TFoV 0˚49

Sketch notes
Small cluster of stars which were fairly tricky to ID because of all the back ground stars from the Milky way, the only thing that made the cluster standout was that they are brighter at around mag 8.
No idea why it has been given the name Cooling Tower??

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