|Open Cluster M36 in Auriga
Open Cluster M36 is the most sparse of the trio of Messier clusters in Auriga, containing a mere 60 stars at a distance of 4,100 light
years. As a young cluster of only 25 million years old, it remains dominated by bright short-lived blue-white suns.
This image combined 24 minutes of green and blue exposures with 22 minutes of red exposures, for a total imaging time of 70 minutes.
An ST10XME camera was used through a TEC 140mm refractor from my light-polluted backyard.
Music: Come Sail Away, by STYX