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#1 Mentor

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:25 PM

I have uploaded my sketch of M35 here.

To me the cluster seemed assembled around a framework of brighter stars arranged in an elongated triangular asterism. Several members appeared yellow / orange, not depicted in my drawing. The cluster seemed to have an odd void in the centre, very distinctly noticeable as I plotted stars.

I tried for about 30 minutes for NGC2158, but on this night it was out of range of my 4" scope, eyes, and sky conditions.

#2 Rutilus

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:12 AM

Ian - that is a very good sketch indeed. I have a image taken with my 6 inch refractor and DSLR, looking at the two
I can see how well you did at the eyepuce.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:45 PM

Ian,

Very nice sketch of M-35 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

#4 frank5817

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:03 PM

Very nice Ian.

As all can see with your sketch, it is a worthwhile target and interesting in the way the stars are positioned from our point of view.

Frank :)

#5 CarlosEH

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:58 PM

Ian,

An excellent observation of M35. This is one of my favorite open clusters. Thank you for sharing with us all.

Carlos






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