Open Cluster M36 - AR 05h 36m 18s DEC +34° 08' 22"
Date/Place2016-12-30 at Elijah Observatory
ScopeGSO RC10 Truss
IntegrationRGB composition.
RGB:6x600 sec. bin2 for each channel
CCD Temp: -20°C
CommentIt is an open cluster in the Auriga constellation. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654. M36 is at a distance of about 4100 ly away from Earth and is about 14 ly across. There are at least sixty members in the cluster. The cluster is very similar to the Pleiades cluster (M45), and if it were the same distance from Earth it would be of similar magnitude.(Text adapted from Wikipedia)