M29 = NGC6913 ( 20h 23.9m +30°32´, 6.6 mag. )
This open cluster in Cygnus was found by Messier on July 29, 1764. Located about 4,400 ly away, it is heavily obscured by the dust in MilkyWay's equatorial plane. Through a telescope it resembles a minature version of Pleiades. To find it look 1°45' SSE of g Cygni (see finder chart below).
The above image was taken on Oct. 15, 1998 and July 10, 1999 from Sooke, BC. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC CCD camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. It is composed of white integrations (20 x 1 min.) combined with cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered exposures (4 x 1 min. each) using AIP45WIN. Color image was then adjusted in Lab color space using Corel PhotoPaint 8.
North is to the right.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 10°. North is up.
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