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Messier 34 (NGC1039) Facts

Messier 34 (NGC1039) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1500 light years away in the constellation of Perseus.

It is referred to as M(34) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(1039) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Open Cluster's location is 02:42.0 (R.A.) and +42:47 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 6.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 35.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

(M34,NGC1039) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 165 by Giovanni Batista Hodierna. It's location is RA(02:42.0), Dec(+42:47) and its distance is calculated 1.5 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 5.5. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 35.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 34 (NGC1039)
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id34
NGC Id1039
ConstellationPerseus
Right Ascension02:42.0
Declination+42:47
Distance (Lt.Yr)1500
Apparent Dimension35.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery165
DiscovererGiovanni Batista Hodierna


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