M35 (NGC 2168)
Object Type: Open Cluster
RA: 6h 9m 0s
Dec: +24° 21' 0"
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm
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If you place η Geminorum at the SE edge of a 5° field, M35 will be in the centre.
What You Should See:
M35 is a superb open cluster of over 300 stars. It is about the same apparent size as the Moon. 15 or so stars are resolvable in 10×50 binoculars. Using averted vision if necessary, see if you can glimpse two other open clusters, NGC 2158, which is half a degree to the SE, and the slightly more difficult IC 2157, which is a degree to the ESE.
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