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Messier 35

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Messier 35 and NGC 2158 Messier 35 and NGC 2158

Messier 35, and NGC 2158, two open clusters located in Gemini the Twins. These are more like distant relatives. M 35 is relatively near by at only 2,800 light years, and NGC 2158 is a distant 15,000 light years away. M 35 is a young cluster at around 150 million years old, and NGC 2158 is an old 2 billion years old cluster. M 35 has an abundance of bright blueish stars that burn through their fuel at a faster rate, and only the older more yellowish survive in NGC 2158.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Gemini
  • Right Ascension: 06h 08m 54.0s
  • Declination: +24° 20′ 00″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 2,800
  • Telescope: Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
  • Magnitude: 5.1
  • Trumpler Classification: III 3 r
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