M35 & NGC 2158

Open cluster in Gemini
RA: 06h 08m
DEC: +24º 21´
Mag: 5.3

Scope/lens: C6 f/5
Mount: GM 8
Guiding: ST-4 autoguider
Guidescope: 80mm refractor (400mm-f/5)

Film: Fujicolor Superia 400
Exposure: 20 minutes

Camino Cielo Rd., Santa Barbara County, CA
Date: 4/17/99

The 30 light year diameter of M35 contain over 300 stars. The fainter NGC 2158 lies 16,000 light years away compared to M35's 2200 light year distance to earth. One can see the orange and yellow colors of G- and K-type giants within the cluster.

© 1999 Anthony Galván III
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