Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:25 PM
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.
Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:12 AM
I can see how well you did at the eyepuce.
Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:03 PM
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.
Posted 19 April 2011 - 11:58 PM
An excellent observation of M35. This is one of my favorite open clusters. Thank you for sharing with us all.