**Follow-Up - A wider field image of this cluster can be found
here and includes a view of NGC 2158.
This is an open cluster in the constellation Gemini at the foot of Castor.
The cluster is large at about 1/2 degree in diameter with about 120 member
stars including several red giants. M35 is about 2,200 light years
distant. Nearby but outside of this field of view is NGC 2158, another
open cluster but much smaller and more compact making a nice comparison.
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Cheddar Ranch Observatory
Telescope: LX200 10" SCT @ f/6.3
Camera: Hutech Type I
Exposure Count: 10 @ 5 minutes, 50 minutes total
Guiding: ST-402, Orion 80ED
ImagesPlus: Dark and flat calibration, align and
combine, digital development
Photoshop CS2: Smart sharpen, levels
Neat Image: Noise reduction