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Messier 34 - Open Cluster

Messier 34 is a Open Cluster in the Perseus constellation. Messier 34 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Messier 34
Open Cluster
Perseus
  • Messier 34 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 5° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 5.2, Messier 34 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
Available Resources for Messier 34 - Open Cluster

Photometric information of Messier 34

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 34 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).

5.37
5.2

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

Apparent size of Messier 34

The following table reports Messier 34 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 34 is a visual representation of it.
22.5 arcmin
22.5 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 34

The image below is a photograph of Messier 34 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 0.75x0.75 degrees (45x45 arcmins).

Image of Messier 34 - Open Cluster star
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DSS2 image of Messier 34 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (22.5 arcmin) and minor (22.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 34

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 34 are provided in the following table:

02h 42m 06s
+42° 44’ 46”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 34 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 34 - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 34 - Open Cluster.

Finder chart Messier 34 - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 34 - Open Cluster.

Rise ans set times of Messier 34 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Messier 34 - Open Cluster is circumpolar and transits at 05:09 UTC (altitude: 81.3°)