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Uploaded 10-Feb-11
Taken 5-Feb-11
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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Night Sky
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Cluster, Cluster, M35, Messier, Open
Photo Info

Dimensions3600 x 2400
Original file size3.44 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken5-Feb-11 16:40
Date modified10-Feb-11 16:46
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera model40D Modified
Focal length (35mm)2400 mm
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modeAverage
Messier 35 Open Cluster in Gemini

Messier 35 Open Cluster in Gemini

About this Object:
Messier 35 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.

About this Photo:
Date(s): February 5, 2011
Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Celestron C9.25 @ F6.5
Mount: HEQ-5
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / Taurus Tracker III
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Filter: Astronomik CLS
Exposure: 5 x 180 sec @ ISO1600 (15 Minutes total)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: ImagesPlus 3.75 – Darks,Flats,Bias
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Gradient Exterminator; Noel Carboni's Tools;
Temperature(s): 40º F