Open star cluster M36


UA 16-inch image of Messier 36

The bright open star cluster Messier 36 in Auriga, shown in an R-band CCD image obtained with the UA 16-inch telescope. The field of view shown encompasses the full 20x30 arcminutes that the SBIG camera delivers on our telescope. M37 is the middle one of the three Messier clusters in Auriga; I always have to take a quick look to remember which one is which.



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