Messier M34


Object Information
Messier object: M34
NGC (New General Catalog) number: NGC 1039
Discription: Open Cluster
Located in constellation: Perseus
Right ascension in hours minutes: 2:42.0
Declination in degrees minutes: 42:47
Visual magnitude: 5.5
Size: 35.0 arc minutes
Image size: 55.23 arc minutes high by 40.98 arc minutes wide
Image orientation: North is top, East is left
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Observing Log
Date of observation: September 13, 1998
Time at end of CCD image 1:28 PDT
Observing Location: At home on the drive way
Observation of object: M34 is an irregularly open cluster with a few bright stars.
Sky Conditions
Sky transparency: 5.6 - 4.9 high clouds at 1:00, (Magnitude of the faintest star visible with the unaided eye in Ursa Minor)
Moon rise at 23:52 PDT on September 12, 1998
Astronomical twilight ends in the evening at 21:07 PDT on September 12, 1998
Astronomical twilight starts in morning at 5:01 PDT on September 13, 1998
Observing Equipment
80 mm aperture refractor telescope and CCD Cookbook Camera
CCD image time: 1 - 30 seconds image
CCD dark calibration frames: 4 - 30 seconds dark frames
Notes: CB245 camera dew with water all over it. There may be water marks on the camera window on some of the images.

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