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Contains:  2 Gem, 5 Gem, IC 2157, IC2156, IC2157, M 35, M35, NGC 2158, NGC 2168, NGC2158, The star 5Gem
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 130ED

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD 163M

Mounts: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II

Software: Adobe Phosotshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight

Filters: LRGB


Dates:Feb. 19, 2020

Frames: 164x240"

Integration: 10.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.84%


Astrometry.net job: 3432313

RA center: 6h 8' 37"

DEC center: +24° 12' 11"

Pixel scale: 2.412 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -7.616 degrees

Field radius: 1.378 degrees


Resolution: 3293x2466

Locations: Ursa Major Observatory, part of ROSA, France, France

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Messier 35 and its companion NGC 2158 are a popular motif in the winter sky. The two simply form a pretty pair, as unlike as they are. Messier 35 is about 6 times closer to us than NGC 2158, and it is also the much younger star cluster of both.
Messier 35 has been on my wish list for a long time, but so far it was never intended that a useful picture would come out. Therefore I invested quite a lot of time this winter - in three nights about 10 hours came together. Luminance 68x4 min, RGB 32x4 min per filter.

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Markus Blauensteiner
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