James Janusz 2000 thru 2016 All Rights Reserved
Telescope: Astro-Physics Ricardi-Honders Astrograph (RHA) Designation: M35, or NGC 2168 and NGC 2158 are open clusters in the constellation Gemini. M35 is scattered over an area of the sky almost the size of the full moon and is located 2,800 light-years from Earth. NGC 2158 is also an open cluster. It is located southwest of M35, and is believed to be about 2 billion years old. The two clusters are unrelated, as NGC 2158 is around 9,000 light years further away than M35. Once thought to be a globular cluster, NGC 2158 is now known to be an intermediate-age, metal-poor open cluster that is a member of the old thin disk population. Wiki.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Gemini
Camera: Apogee U16-M with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander
Guiding:Baader Guidescope & Astro-Physics Mount System, SBIG ST402 Guider Type: Open Cluster
Exposure Data: RGB 30 x 60 seconds each color. Position: R.A. 06 hr 09 min , Dec +24 502100'
Processed using Maxim data aquisition, PixInsight and PhotoShop image processing Date: January 2016
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory