|M37 - Open Cluster in Auriga
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
|Catalog: Messier 37
Size: 15' x 15'
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 :)
|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