Messier 38
Object Information:

Messier 38, M38, M 38, Messier 36, M 36, M36, NGC1907, NGC 1907, NGC 1931

The open clusters Messier 38 [top-center] and Messier 36 [lower-left] are seen in this wide field image of the southern portion of the constellation of Auriga. Also seen in this image are the open cluster NGC 1907 [the yellowish cluster of stars below Messier 38], the emission nebula IC 417 [the bright portion of the nebula below NGC 1907], and the emission nebula/open cluster NGC 1931 [the bright red patch between IC 417 and Messier 36. Additional information about Messier 38 and Messier 36 can be found at the two links below:

Image date:

Exposure Information:

RGB image - 36 minutes per color channel

Imaged at:

Shelter Valley, San Diego County, California


Optics - Takahashi E-160 at f/3.3 Mount - Astro-Physics 1200GTO, Camera - SBIG STL-11000M