M37 - Open Cluster in Auriga
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
Catalog: Messier 37

Magnitude:
5.6

Size:
15' x 15'

Constellation:
Auriga

Common Name or Description: 
A very rich open cluster riding in the Milky Way.  One of my visual favorites!

Registar counted over 70,000 stars in the image - double check for yourself  :)

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Click Here to Enlarge Image - 1002 x 668 - 323k -  25% of original size

Click Here to Enlarge Image -  2004 x 1336 -  1,310k - 50% of original size

Click Here to Enlarge Image -  949 x 589 - 278k - Cropped central cluster
Date Taken:  1/15/05                      Location:  Anza, CA
Equipment: 
Takahashi FSQ-106  telescope & SBIG STL11000 CCD camera
Exposure: 
RGB = 15/15/15 (300 second subexposures - unbinned)
Notes:      
A first light image in my new obseratory and with my new/used AP1200 mount - all went pretty well for a first light effort