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Observation by Nick Hewitt: A Gemini gem - Messier 35

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Nick Hewitt

Observer

Nick Hewitt

Observed

2016 Jan 07 - 23:58

Uploaded

2016 Dec 23 - 12:15

Objects

M35
NGC2158

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Constellation

Gemini

Field centre

RA: 06h09m
Dec: +24°20'
Position angle: -51°08'

Field size

1°35' × 1°03'

Equipment
  • TMB 115mm at f/7
  • EQ6 mount
  • Canon D60a
Exposure

14 x 120sec at ISO 1000

Location

Billing, Northampton

Target name

Messier 35 and NGC 2158

Title

A Gemini gem - Messier 35

About this image

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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