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|
|Film||:||Kodak Supra 400 hypered|
|Date||:||01 Jan. 2003|
|Exposure time||:||4 exposures, 40 min each|
|Site||:||Alamo Campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National
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.