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M35 - 17.10.2014 at 23.30 Vaala Observation number 31153

Visibility III / V

Tero Hiekkalinna, Ursa (Helsinki)

I decided to try ladonovi tracking on a non-Andromeda galaxy and by chance Messier 35 was in the right place. Focus is not the best. There is always something to improve. Less frequently described object.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • M35
    • Keskitaso
  • Constellation
    • Gemini
  • Weather
    • Muutama aste pakkasta
  • Darkness
    • Good
  • Seeing
    • Good
  • Star clusters and asterisms
    • Open cluster info

      Open cluster is an irregular group of tens or hundreds of stars. It can be visible as separate stars or a bit fuzzy spot with small instrument.

      There is the open cluster M52 on the right edge of the image. The red emission nebula is the Bubble Nebula. Image Jyrki Grönroos.


      The open cluster M45 aka Pleyades. Image Juha Parvio.


      The pair of the open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 aka the Double Cluster in Perseus. Image Lauri Kangas.


      M34 is also an open cluster in Perseus. Image Teppo Laitinen.


      The Wild Duck Cluster M11 is an exceptional dense open cluster. Image Jaakko Asikainen.



      The Ptolemy's Cluster M7 is located in a rich-star area of The Milky Way in Sagittarius. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

Technical information

Canon EOS 500D + Canon EF24-70mm f / 2.8L USM; 70mm, F2.8, ISO800. Ladonovi tracking: 8x32s = 3min12s. Stacking DeepSkyStacker (also includes flat + bias boxes, no dark ones) and final adjustments in PS CS2. Corrected from the original image.

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