Open Cluster M37: This is the brightest among the three Messier Open Clusters in the constellation Auriga. It represents a well developed cluster of several hundred stars with quite a few already in the state of Red Giants. The age is about 300 Mio years. It is in a distance of 4700 LY and 25 LY extended.

Object Open Cluster M 37
Category Open Clusters
Designation M 037
Constellation Auriga
Optics TMB 130 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Meade LXD 75
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Exposure 1 x ISO 800-2min
Guiding Meade DSI and Skywatcher ED 80 as Guide Scope
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 6 Sep 2005
 
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