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Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Pinwheel Cluster in Auriga

Image: Messier 36 is the "Pinwheel Cluster"

Messier 36 is an open star cluster in the constellation of Auriga. It is a worthwhile target for small telescopes. Learn more about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_36

Equipment:
Telescope: Takahashi FS-102 at f/5.9
Camera: SBIG ST-7XME
Adaptive optics: SBIG AO-7
Mount: Losmandy G11


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