Gemini Galactic Clusters Messier 35 and NGC 2158

Photographer
Alan Potts
Email
pott_sa@tiscali.co.uk
Location of photo
Lincoln, UK
Date/Time of photo
7th March, 2017
Equipment
10-inch Newtonian at f/4.7 plus coma corrector. Sky-Watcher EQ6 mount. Unguided.
Description
This image represents the chance alignment of the open clusters M35 and NGC 2158 in Gemini. M35 is younger and lies at approximately 2800 ly whilst NGC 2158 (lower right) is much older and around 16000 ly distant. The image was a 30m 30s total stack of 10s exposures (183 subframes) with DeepSkyStacker software.
Website
https://www.photocrowd.com/photographer-community/49727/
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