Image of open cluster Messier 36 in Auriga. Very similar to the Pleiades, but 10 times further away.
Canon 400D (ISO 800)
18 x 30sec
Registration and stacking with IRIS
Post processing with GIMP
While the stars in the cluster are predominantly blue, I found that there was a good mix of colors in the background stars. So I used the SBLUR function in IRIS to exagerate the star colors.
Full resolution images available on my blog: https://benbackyarda...ster-in-auriga/
I also imaged nearby open cluster Messier 38, but haven`t processed it yet...