Messier 36 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 36, also known as NGC 216 is an open cluster in the constellation of Auriga containing ~60 stars.  It lies at a distance of ~4,100 light-years, has a diameter of ~14 light years and is ~25 million years old. This image comprises 10 x Luminance (10 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (15, 15 and 12 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 80 degrees over two nights, 30 September 2016 and 27 January 2017. The field of view of the image is 34’ x 23’.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 4 November 2018
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