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 Brightness is a 5.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 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.
|Name||Messier 34 (NGC1039)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||165|
|Discoverer||Giovanni Batista Hodierna|