22 Mar 2013


Another open cluster taken to fill the empty gap between main targets...

Open Cluster M36 (also known as Messier Object 36, Messier 36, 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 4,100 light years away from Earth and is about 14 light years across. There are at least sixty members in the cluster. (wikipedia)

This cluster has a size of 12 arcmin and magnitude of 6.3.

Here's 2 hours total exposure of RGB (RG=6*300" and B=12*300").

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