M35 and NGC2158

Open cluster assemblage in Gemini

Uploaded 3/19/05

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There are actually four open clusters in this field of interest, First, the large open cluster in the center is M35, a half a degree diameter 5th magnitude gem with a total near 200 stars. It is 10x closer than the object to its lower right, NGC2158 an 8.6 magnitude cloud of stars only 5 minutes in size but containing some very yellow stars. Over to the right edge are two other objects. Just below center on the right edge is IC2157, an 8th magnitude sparse cluster. Just above it and barely a cluster is IC2156.
Instrument: 6" f/3.6 Cometracker Schmidt Newtonian Platform: Televue GEM Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO1600 Exposure: 8 x 1m Filters: None Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 5 C Processing Tools: Photoshop CS, PixInsight HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral