Alt. Designations: NGC 2168
Object Type: Open Cluster
Constellation: Gemini
Distance: 2.8 kly
Right Ascension: 06h 09m 00.0s
Declination: +24° 21´ 00"
Visual Magnitude: 5.1
Apparent Dimension: 25.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Jan

Located in the constellation Gemini, M35 is a galactic cluster of around 200 stars. This cluster is 2,800 light-years from us and has a diameter of about 24 light-years. It is believed to be around 110 million years old, which makes it an intermediate-aged cluster. With an apparent diameter about the same as the full moon, M35 can easily be seen with the naked eye near the 3 "foot stars" of the constellation Gemini. It is best viewed with low-powered optical instruments.