M 35 – NGC 2168

T-M35-C

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Large and rich open cluster. More than 120 stars down to magnitude 13 and about 500 stars in total form this beautiful gathering. The average mass of its stars is about 1.8 Suns and it is about 100 million years old. Its movement within our galaxy isapproaching it to us at a speed close to 5 km/sec.

Additional Information

Object

Name(s): M35, NGC 2168

Type: Open Cluster

RA:  06h 08m 53s

Dec: +24º 19’ 54”

Constellation: Gemini

Size (arcmin): 40×40

Magnitude: +5.1

Distance: 3,000

Image

Date: 2013-03-02

Location: Corbera de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia

Size (arcmin): 31×25

Telescope: Celestron 11” HD f/10

Camera: FLI ML6303 (3072x2048pix)

Guiding: Orion SSAG/Nikkor 500mm f/8

Total exposure: 40 min (L: 10min; RGB: 30min)

Processing: PixInsight

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