(IAAC) Obj: M29 - Inst: 7x50 binoculars

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-07-25/26, 04:00 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 5.8 (zenith), intermittent haze
Seeing: 5 (out of 10 highest) - mediocre
Moon up: yes, 50% (not visible at site)
Instrument: 50mm Simmons binoculars
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: M29
Category: Open cluster
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag 6.6  size 7'
RA/DE: 20h24m  +38o32m
Distinct bright haze just 1/2 a binocular field (less than
3o) SSE of gamma Cyg, and about 40' due W of a mag. 6 star,
which is found immediately SE of gamma. Unmistakable, even
in this sky! Diffuse, with no concentration apparent, although
a stellaring of near-resolved stars was visible on the S edge.