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Catalogue and alternative designations

M29, NGC 6913

Type Open cluster
Position 20 23 56, +38 31 
Constellation Cygnus
Camera and Telescope QSI 583 WSG, 20cm Maksutov Newtonian courtesy Dean Salman
Focal Ratio F4
Exposure Details LHaRGB 60:200:60:60:60 with Astrodon series 2 filters  
Description Messier 29 (M29, NGC 6913), Discovered 1764 by Charles Messier, is a open cluster located in the area of Milky Way near Gamma Cygni, at a distance of 4000 or 7000 light years. The uncertainty of distance is due to inaccurately known absorption of the cluster's light. Surrounding the cluster, and to the right, is the red emission nebula DWB33. (description by Bob Franke)