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Messier 36
Open Cluster in Auriga
RA:05h 36m 18s  Dec: +34 08' 24"

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Location & Date
Backyard, Abbott Observatory- Long Island, NY,  November 2023
Telescope
TMB130SS F/7 APO, Moonlite focuser, Losmandy G11 Gemini
Image scale 1.54 arcsec/pixel
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Baader  L,R,G,B filters
CCD temp -10C
Exposures
Lum-15x2m  Red-15x2m  Green-15x2m Blue-15x2m Bin 1x1  for each panel
Planning & Acquisition
Image mosaic planning and acquisition- Sequence Generator Pro
Processing
CCDStack - calibration, debloom
Astro Pixel Porocessor - normalize, align, stacking, 4-panel mosaic assembly,LRGB combine
Adobe Photoshop
RC-Astro Star XTerminator, Noise Xterminator

This is a 4-panel mosaic
Wikipedia

   Messier 36 or M36, also known as NGC 1960, is an open cluster of stars in the somewhat northern Auriga constellation. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654, who described it as a nebulous patch.The cluster was independently re-discovered by Guillaume Le Gentil in 1749, then Charles Messier observed it in 1764 and added it to his catalogue.It is about 1,330 pc (4,340 light years) away from Earth.The cluster is very similar to the Pleiades cluster (M45), and if as far away it would be of similar apparent magnitude.