M35 and Mars

Deep sky Open Cluster and Planet

Uploaded 415/06

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 Just over a degree away, this celestial duo is bright and spotted easily in the evening sky at dusk. Mars's deep ocher hue contrasts with the blues and golds of M35 and its attendant cluster NGC2158, some 10 times more distant.
Instrument: Stellarvue SV80S Refractor w/.8x TR2008 Field Flattener, EFR = 80mm f/4.74 @ 379mm FL Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO800 Exposure: 5m Filters: Standard IR Block Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 6/10, Transparency 6/10 Outside Temperature: 40F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Raw Shooter Premium HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral