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Like a cousin to the Seven Sisters, M36 is an open cluster of young, blue stars that is far more distant than the Pleiades. Called the Pinwheel Cluster, it is a region of contrast with neighboring red stars.
Telescope:   Stellina
Length:   400mm
Aperture:   80mm
F-stop:   f/5.0
Sessions:   1
Captured:   2021-12-02
Lights:   140
Exposure:   10
Total exposure:   23 m
Ra:   5h 36m 7.0s
Dec:   +34° 07' 24.751
Size:   59.416 x 39.133 arcmin
Radius:   0.593 deg
Scale:   0.589 arcsec/pixel