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Messier 34 (M34, NGC1039)


Messier 34 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1.5 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 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. Messier 34 was discovered in 165 by Giovanni Batista Hodierna. 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 .

(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
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id34
NGC Id1039
ConstellationPerseus
TypeOpen Cluster
Right Ascension02:42.0
Declination+42:47
Distance (Lt.Yr)1.5
Visual Brightness5.5
Apparent Dimension35.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery165
DiscovererGiovanni Batista Hodierna