Thursday, 13 September 2012

M34



M34 - NGC1039
Constellation - Perseus
Open cluster
Distance - 1450 Ly

Date - 13/9/12
Seeing - Antoniadi II
SQM - 20.3 (NELM 5.7)

Telescope - 12" f/5
EP - 26mm Nagler x59 TFoV 1˚39

Sketch materials - Conte pastels and white ink pen

Sketch notes
Fairly easy find by placing my Telrad in the approximate area and then using a sweeping motion.
The cluster easily stood out from the background sky and using high power was able to pick out a couple of the double stars within it.
Nice cluster worth looking at again if in that area.

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