Open Star Cluster M35

Open Star Cluster M35

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M35 is a beautiful open star cluster in the constellation Gemini. It consists of a loose grouping of dazzling young blue stars. To the lower right is another more distant star cluster, NGC 2158. Its red reddish stars are indicative of its older age and its denser arrangement is almost like a globular cluster.

Coordinates       :

06h 10' +24d 20'

Date Imaged       :

January 5, 2013

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5" f/8 refractor

Camera       :

D7000 at ISO6400

Exposure       :

9 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio