M35 - Open cluster in Gemini
  • Description: Open cluster Messier 35 located in Gemini. M35 is made up of about 200 stars in a grouping about 28 arc minutes across or about the size of the moon. Easy in binoculars or small telescope at magnitude 5.1. Also known as NGC2168. To the lower right is a more compact open cluster located further away, NGC2158. It contains about 930 stars in an area about 5 arc minutes across, dimmer at magnitude 8.6. Note that some background stars are reddish due to obscuring dust and there is a small dark nebula along the top edge, right of centre.

  • Camera: ZWO ASI533MC Pro at -15C
  • Scope: Takahashi FSQ-106N - 530mm at f5
  • Guiding: SBIG ST-i camera via ZWO off axis guider
  • Filter: None
  • Exposure: 12 x 5 minutes, 1 hour total
  • Location: S.W. of High River, Ab.
  • Date: 8 October, 2023
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