M35, NGC2158 (Open Clusters)

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M35, NGC2158
Constellation: Gemini - The Twins
Type: Open Cluster (M35, NGC2158)
Position: RA:6h 09m 
DEC:24d 21m
Magnitude: 5.1 (M35)
8.6 (NGC2158)
Exposure: Taken 1/3/09
6 X 300 sec
Processing: Images were captured in Nebulosity
Basic calibration (flats, darks) and DDP in Imagesplus
Final processing in Photoshop
Equipment: Orion Starshoot Pro CCD Camera
Orion 80ED  f/7.5 refractor with Televue .8 reducer/flattener
Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Celestron guide scope
Notes: Although M35 appears much larger than the older NGC2158, they are nearly the same physical size.
NGC2158 is almost 6 times more distant.

Locator Chart

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