Messier 34 - Open Cluster in Perseus
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.
See also Messier 34 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.
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).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of Messier 34The 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.
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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 34
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 34 are provided in the following table:
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°.
Rise ans set times of Messier 34 from your location
Messier 34 - Open Cluster in Perseus is circumpolar and transits at 02:11 UTC (altitude: 81.3°)