Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Tale of Two Clusters

Neat name, but there really is no story here. I was trying to shoot Supernova Remnant S-145 and ended up with this instead due to a misaligned camera. Works for me, dude. These are Open Star Clusters M36 and M37. M37 is a classic cluster, being very dense and almost Globular in nature. M36 is much more raggedy, and a bit more humble in appearance. They are very near each other in the Gemini region of the sky.

Here is a crop of M37.

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