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Name / Constellation

M 36

Other:NGC 1960, Cr 71, Mel 37, Lund 191, h 358, GC 1166, OCL 445

Aur

Coordinates AR: 05h 36m 17,7s- Dec: +34° 08′ 27″
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 36 (also known as M36, or NGC 1960) is an open cluster in the Auriga constellation. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654. M36 is at a distance of about 1300 pc. (4,100 light years) away from Earth and is about 14 light years across. There are at least sixty members in the cluster. The cluster is very similar to the Pleiades cluster (M45), and if it were the same distance from Earth it would be of similar magnitude.