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M29

NGC 6913

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberM29
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6913
ConstellationCygnus
Right Ascension20h 24m 28s
Declination+38° 35'
Distancec.7,200 light years
c.2,200 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +7.5
Absolute: -3.0
DiameterApparent: 10'
Actual: 21 light years
Number of Starsc. 50
Optimum VisibilityAugust
NotesA cluster of hot blue stars lying in the middle regions of Cygnus, lying near the Swan's central star, Sadr, in the sky. M29 is a young star cluster, thought to have formed about ten million years ago. Its distance from the Sun is not established with certainty, and some sources suggest that it may be rather closer than the value of 7,200 light years shown above.

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