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Messier M29 - Cooling Tower

M29 (NGC 6913), also known as Cooling Tower, is a open cluster located within the constellation Cygnus, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

M29 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 9.0*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 7' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Cooling Tower
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6913
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 7'
      1. RA:
      2. 20h 23.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 38 32'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Orion Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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