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A Gemini gem - Messier 35

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Observer
Nick Hewitt
Time of observation
07/01/2016 - 23:58
Object
Messier 35 and NGC 2158
Observing location
Billing, Northampton
Equipment
TMB 115mm at f/7
EQ6 mount
Canon D60a
Exposure
14 x 120sec at ISO 1000
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A treat for small telescopes and larger binoculars, the large bright galactic cluster Messier 35, nicknamed locally (and very unofficially) the "can of worms" cluster contrasts well with the fainter and more compact NGC 2158. The latter is very distant at some 12,000 light years. How stunning would that be if at the same distance as M.35  (some 2,700 light years)?

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