M36


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Date Taken:
Smoot
Messier 36
Star cluster
Mayhill, NM
02-11-2011
Description

M36 is one of the three Messier star clusters in the constellation Auriga.  This cluster contains about 60 stars, lies around 4100 light years away, and spans 14 light years.  This cluster is about 25 million years old and contains rapidly rotating type B stars. 

This image was taken as part of testing a new computer at SSRO-North.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
45 min each RGB
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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