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Messier 29 (also M29, NGC 6913, Collinder 422 and OCL 168) is a magnitude +7.1 open star cluster located 7,200 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. 

The cluster was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier using a 8.38 cm (3.3-inch) refracting telescope at the Hôtel de Cluny (now the Musée national du Moyen Age), in Paris, France on the 29th July 1764.
The cluster was observed by Johann Elert Bode in December 1774.

Right Ascension 20h 24m 06.0s, Declination +38° 29' 36"

M29 can be found quite easily as it is about 1.7 degrees South and little East of Gamma or 37 Cygni (Sadr). In the vicinity of M29, there is some diffuse nebulosity which can be detected in photographs.
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