Messier 37


This is another star cluster from the catelogue of famed comet hunter Charles Messier. This cluster was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna sometime before 1654.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: M37 or NGC 2099
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Auriga
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 4400 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Open Cluster
Exposure: 177 minutes, 60, 60, 57 minutes each RGB Position: R.A. 05 hr 52 min , Dec +32033'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 01 January 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village