M35 is an open cluster that is visible to the unaided eye as a fuzzy patch at the left foot of Castor the western Gemini twin. M35 lies about 3 thousand light years away from Earth and is about 200 million years old. To the upper right of M35 cluster is the small cluster NGC 2158 which is some 13,000 light years away. Wide field photo is a stack of 6 x 4min exposues with a Pentax 105 SHDF APO with .8x reducer, IDAS light pollution filter, and Canon 10D. Colorado Springs, 2004