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Contains:  M 35, NGC 2168, NGC 2158, IC 2157, The star 5Gem, The star 3Gem, The star 1Gem
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M35 widefield, 





    
        

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M35 widefield

M35 widefield

Technical card

Resolution: 1382x1024

Dates:Jan. 17, 2013

Frames: 4x240"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.28%

Astrometry.net job: 112057

RA center: 6h 9' 3"

DEC center: +24° 21' 54"

Pixel scale: 8.871 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.956 degrees

Field radius: 2.118

Description

M35 an open cluster that is located in the constellation Gemini, and is approximately 2,800 ly from Earth. It occupies an area the size of the full Moon. The smaller yellowish cluster to the lower right is NGC 2158. Smaller clusters IC 2157,2156 can also be seen to the right of NGC 2158. Some of the faint Milkyway nebulosity is present in the image, along with the very faint reflection nebulosity within M35.The gray object at the top is a UFO (seriously, after checking the map, there is no known object or bright star at that spot. My closest guess is a reflection from a nearby star but your guess is as good as mine). The image is close to 3 degrees of sky, and large part of the Taurus/Gemini constellation border.

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