M 35

The open star cluster M35 (NGC 2168) in constellation Gemini discovered in 1735 (P. Loys de Chéseaux) has the apparent size of the full moon (0.5 °) at a distance of about 3.000 light-years. It contains at least 300 members.

Open star cluster M35, 3 February 2014, Noordwijk, William Optics 110 mm APO FLT f/7, UV-IR, UHC filter, Canon EOS 600D, 800 ISO, 109 sec, fitswork