Open Cluster

Messier 39

Messier 39 is, when it comes to the amount of stars, a small open star cluster. Only about 80 stars belong to Messier 39. 1

M39 belongs to the constellation Cygnus. M39 is also cataloged as NGC 7092. 1

The star cluster is less than 1000 lightyears away from our solar system. Its size is 7 lightyears and has an apparent dimension of 32′ (arc minutes). 1

Screenshot from “Our Galaxy”.
The position of M39 to our sun. Other yellow dots are more open clusters from the Messier Catalog.