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Messier 34
(also known as M 34 or NGC 1039) is an open cluster in the constellation Perseus. It was probably discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654 and included by Charles Messier in his catalog of comet-like objects in 1764. Messier described it as, "A cluster of small stars a little below the parallel of γ (Andromedae). In an ordinary telescope of 3 feet one can distinguish the stars."(Wikipedia)

Right ascension 02h 42.1m
Declination +42° 46′
Distance 1,500 light years (470 pc
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.5

DAY: Tuesday  DATE: 2/2/16  TIME: 22:00 local time 
LOCATION: Mammari 
SCOPE: Dob 10px Sky-Watcher F.L.1200/f4.7 
EYEPIECE: T/S 30mm 2 inches Plossl F.O.V. 68°

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