M29 is an inconspicuous Open Cluster in the constellation Cygnus.  Due to obstructing
interstellar gas and dust around the cluster, estimates of member numbers are difficult. 
Estimates range from 20 to 40 stars.  M27 lies at a distance of 7,000 LY and is
approximately 10 million years old.

August 5, 2008
WO ZS 105mm f/7 Apo Refractor
Canon Digital Rebel 400D / Modified (Hap Griffin)
18 Minute / 6x180s @ 800ASA
Manually guided on a 14" Meade LX200
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

Messier 29 

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