Messier 34 (M 34)

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 34 in the constellation Perseus.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster M 34 is located in the constellation Perseus to the West of the bright star Mirfak. According to Karkoschka and Stoyan, it is primarily an object for binoculars, but they also recommend to look at the cluster's center with a small telescope (that is, at low magnification).

Size: 35' (Stoyan) - a little more than the size of the moon
Distance: 1,600 Light years (Stoyan)
Rating: *** (Stoyan)

 

Map

The open star cluster M 34 in the constellation Perseus is located to the West of the bright star Mirfak (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

Sketch

The sketch by Michael Vlasov (DeepSkyWatch.com) provides an impression of what I observed: Sketch of the M 34 star cluster by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

Note: I only have the author's permission to link to the sketch.

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

           

M 34 - Sep 18, 2020

 

M 34 - Sep 18,2020, processed

   

 

My Own Observations

Observations November 2017

Observations September/October 2018

Observations September to October 2019

Observations End of January to March 2020

 

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 34 - Jan 28, 2020

 

M 34 - Jan 28, 2020

 

M 34 - Feb 6, 2020

        

M 34 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 34 - Mar 18, 2020, processed

   
        

M 34 - Sep 18, 2020

 

M 34 - Sep 18,2020, processed