M35 Region on New Year's Day

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In the heart of the Winter Milky Way, at the border between Gemini and Orion lies a group of several interesting objects. The open cluster M35 is an easy target for binoculars. NGC 2174, located four degree to the south, is a bright Ha region, and thus a birthplace of new stars, whereas the fainter IC 443 on the left is a Supernova remnant, marking the end in the life cycle of a star.

Instrument Vixen R200SS 8" f/4 Newtonian with coma corrector
Mount Losmandy G-11
Guiding ST-4 autoguider
Film Kodak Supra 400 hypered
Date 01 Jan. 2003
Exposure time 4 exposures, 40 min each
Site Alamo Campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona
Processing The mosaic was assembled from four individual frames using the same techniques developed for the Milky Way panorama. Initial processing with Gimp.
The image was somewhat degraded by high clouds passing through the photographed area during the exposure. The asymmetric halo around h Geminorum is a result of this.

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© 2003 Axel Mellinger
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