Finding M35 Cluster

The M35 Cluster is located in the Constellation of Gemini. It sits Just off of the right foot of the Gemini Twin Castor. Imaging Like most clusters this one was simple to image. If you are using an Alt-Az tracking mount then you will easily get this cluster looking nice in exposures of 20 to 30 seconds. You will need to take longer exposures to draw out some of the fainter stars.

M35 Open

Cluster

Description: Open Star Cluster Common Name: M35 Messier Catalogue: 35 NGC: 2168 Constellation: Gemini Size: 40.0 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +9.02 Distance: 3000 Light Years
(Image from SkySafari 5 Pro)

Specification

Date Taken: 11/04/2018 Dark Site?: No Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: Yes Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200 Exposure Light Frames: 1 x 120 seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: DeepSkyStacker
November - May
© Paul’s Astrophotography 2020

Finding M35

Cluster

The M35 Cluster is located in the Constellation of Gemini. It sits Just off of the right foot of the Gemini Twin Castor.

M35 Open

Cluster

Description: Open Star Cluster Common Name: M35 Messier Catalogue: 35 NGC: 2168 Constellation: Gemini Size: 40.0 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +9.02 Distance: 3000 Light Years

Specification

Date Taken: 11/04/2018 Dark Site?: No Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: Yes Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200 Exposure Light Frames: 1 x 120 seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: DeepSkyStacker
November - May
Imaging Like most clusters this one was simple to image. If you are using an Alt-Az tracking mount then you will easily get this cluster looking nice in exposures of 20 to 30 seconds. You will need to take longer exposures to draw out some of the fainter stars.
© Paul’s Astrophotography 2020