Messier 36

Object:   M36 (NGC 1960) Date:               2019 February 23
Type:              Open cluster
Constellation:           Auriga Time & altitude:          19.20 UT   72º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                5h 36m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                34º 08 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude     6 Eyepiece       17mm Ethos              x120
            Size (mins)    12 Filters:            None


The cluster has a similar star density to M38 but the diameter is less so there are perhaps half the number of stars overall. The stars are generally brighter than those of M38 and exhibit a wider range of brightness. There are no stand-out patterns for me in the arrangement of stars.