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Open star cluster M35

Open star cluster M35 is in the constellation Gemini (Gem).


Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Ra 06h09.1m, Dec +24° 21'

Visual magnitude: 5,5m - this object can be seen with the naked eye on a black sky, in the absence of illumination from street lighting.
Distance from the star clusters M35 to the Sun is 2710 light years
Angular size: 28'
Class: I,3,m
External dimensions the star clusters M35 are about 22 light years.
Number of stars: 2700
Age of the object M35 is 150x106 years

Discoverer: Jean-Philippe Loys de Chéseaux, 1745 year.

The designation M35 in other catalogs: NGC 2168

Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M35, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about D/5-D/3. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
The best month for observing M35 is .

Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com  
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