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Messier M34

M34 (NGC 1039) is a open cluster located within the constellation Perseus, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

M34 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 6.0*, and can be viewed with naked eye (just barely). It is 35' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 1039
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 6.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye (just barely)
      1. Size:
      2. 35'
      1. RA:
      2. 2h 42.0m
      1. Dec:
      2. 42 47'
      1. Season:
      2. winter
      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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