This blog records my astronomical observations and interests, as well as upcoming events that I plan to observe.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Auriga the Charioteer
The skies have been quite smokey during the past few weeks here in northern Utah, so I am showcasing some of the images I took in February of this year in the constellation Auriga. Auriga hangs high over head in the winter mounts, and contains some of the sky's best open clusters. There are a few emission nebula as well.
Messier 37 one of the brighter and richest open clusters in Auriga.
Messier 36, a open cluster with fewer members, but impressive in a telescope
NGC 1931 emission-reflection nebula of glowing cloud of hydrogen gas with a small star cluster in the center
NGC 2281 another open star cluster in Auriga
NGC 1778 Open cluster, with fewer members.
NGc 1857 another open cluster with a bright star near the center
NGC 1778 Open Cluster
NGC 1907 an open cluster with a condensed center
NGC 2126 Open cluster with an impressive bright star.