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M29

NGC 6913

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberM29
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6913
ConstellationCygnus
Right Ascension20h 23m 46s
Declination+38° 29' 13"
Distancec.3,700 light years
c.1,100 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 greater distances than that shown above.

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