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M35 and NGC 2158

This open cluster is located about 2800 lightyears away from Earth in the constellation Gemini. It is bright, and easily visible with binoculars or a small telescope.

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Last Updated: 25-Jun-2014

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76mm Televue (480mm f/6.3 refractor)

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

RGB color production was used to create this image.

Red = 3 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 3 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 3 minutes binned 1x1

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