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Messier 35 & NGC 2158

Messier 35 (also known NGC 2168) is an open cluster in the constellation Gemini.
The cluster is scattered over an area of the sky almost the size of the full moon and is 2,800 light-years from Earth.

The compact open cluster NGC 2158 lies directly southwest of M 35 and is much further at adistance of about 11,000 light-years from Earth. (WIKI)

Imaged with Boren-Simon 10" F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
SBIG ST8300M camera with FW5 filterwheel and BAADER LRGB filters.

RGB = 9 minutes each (BIN 1)

Total of 27 minutes.

Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL

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