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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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Messier 29 - Open Cluster in Cygnus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 15:35 | Tran: 3:28 | Set: 15:18
Altitude: 23.6°   Azimuth: 57.2°   Direction: East-North-East

Messier 29 is a Open Cluster in the Cygnus constellation. Messier 29 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of Messier 29 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of Messier 29 - Open Cluster in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of Messier 29 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.6 arcmin) and minor (3.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about Messier 29

Messier 29
Open Cluster
Cygnus

Messier 29 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 23.6°
Azimuth: 57.2°
Direction: East-North-East

See also Messier 29 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 6.6, Messier 29 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for Messier 29 - Open Cluster in Cygnus

Photometric information of Messier 29

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 29 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

7.3
6.6

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of Messier 29

The following table reports Messier 29 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 29 is a visual representation of it.
3.6 arcmin
3.6 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 29

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 29 are provided in the following table:

20h 23m 57s
+38° 30’ 27”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 29 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 29 - Open Cluster in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 29 - Open Cluster in Cygnus.

Finder chart Messier 29 - Open Cluster in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 29 - Open Cluster in Cygnus.

Rise and set times of Messier 29 from your location

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 29 - Open Cluster in Cygnus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 51.5°
Max altitude: 77.0°
Azimuth: 308.5°