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Name / Constellation

M 35

Other: NGC 2168, Cr 82, Mel 41, Lund 207, h 377, GC 1360

Gem

Coordinates AR: 06h 09m 1sec - Dec: +24° 21′
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106N APO Fluorite F5 - 60/220 guiding refractor
Camera-Mount SBIG STF8300M - Orion StarShot Guider - 10Micron GM2000 QCI Mount
Filters Baader RGB
Exposure
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 10 x 180 sec - 30 min
  • 1 0x 180 sec - 30 min
  • 10 x 180 sec - 30 min
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
Location / Date Promiod (Valle D'Aosta-Italy) "TLP" Remote Observatory - 17 feb 2018
Seeing About 3.8 " @ 2.1 arcosec/pixel unbinned
Note  
Acquisition MaxIm DL - CCD Autopilot 5
Processing Adobe Photoshop CS5 -
Comment

Messier 35 (also known as M35, or NGC 2168) is an open cluster in the constellation Gemini. It was discovered by Philippe Loys de Chéseaux in 1745 and independently discovered by John Bevis before 1750. The cluster is scattered over an area of the sky almost the size of the full moon and is located 850 parsecs (2,800 light-years) from Earth.The mass of M35 has been computed using a statistical technique based on proper motion velocities of its stars. The mass within the central 3.75 parsecs was found to be between 1600 and 3200 solar masses (95 percent confidence), consistent with the mass of a realistic stellar population within the same radius. The compact open cluster NGC 2158 lies close to M35.