M39 - OPEN CLUSTER IN CYGNUS

Updated: Dec 9, 2019

Another cluster photographed as a "secondary target" to end the night: Messier 39!


M39 is an open star cluster in the constellation of the Swan: Cygnus. You can see a blanket of stars in the background, with the cluster popping out.

M39 is one of the nearest clusters to Earth, after the Pleiades, the Beehive, and a couple others.


We only spent one hour on this target, and the result is pretty neat!