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Contains:  M 37, NGC 2099, M 38, NGC 1912, IC 410, Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star 16Aur, The star νAur, The star Sadatoni (ζAur), The star ηAur, The star εAur, The star θAur, The star ιAur, The star Menkalinan (βAur), El Nath (βTau), The star Elnath, The star Capella (αAur), The constellation Auriga (Aur)
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The Constellation Auriga + M36, M37, M38, 


The Constellation Auriga + M36, M37, M38

The Constellation Auriga + M36, M37, M38

Technical card

Resolution: 2528x3208

Dates:Jan. 5, 2019

Frames: 38x180" ISO800

Integration: 1.9 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 29.02 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.30%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: -3.00 job: 2499212

RA center: 83.145 degrees

DEC center: 37.025 degrees

Pixel scale: 21.411 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 350.396 degrees

Field radius: 12.147 degrees

Locations: Garden, Hellerup, Denmark

Data source: Backyard


Auriga is one of the 88 modern constellations; it was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy. Located north of the celestial equator, its name is the Latin word for “the charioteer”, associating it with various mythological beings, including Erichthonius and Myrtilus. Auriga is most prominent during winter evenings in the northern Hemisphere, along with the five other constellations that have stars in the Winter Hexagon asterism.

Image of the constellation of Auriga, Canon Xsi, 50mm lens at f3.5, ISO 800, 38 x180 Seconds. Again reprocessed, I think this is best can do with available data, pleased with final result.



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    The Constellation Auriga + M36, M37, M38, 


  • The Constellation Auriga + M36, M37, M38, 




Crop of original, Messier open clusters.

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The Constellation Auriga + M36, M37, M38,