Object: Open cluster MESSIER 36 Constell: AUR RA: 05h 36.1m Decl: +34° 08' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 6.0m Size: 12' Type: I 3 r Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland Date/Time: 29./30.1.1992, 19.15 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 63x Filter: Field: 60' NE Lim.mag: 5.5m Background sky: 3-4 Seeing: 3 Weather: Brightness: 2 Alt: Description: A nice cluster but both M 37 and M 38 are brighter and richer. No clear borders. Centered on a mag. 9-10 double. About 30-35 stars. No definite shape. The brighest stars are found in two chains which combine to a lambda-shaped structure with the top of the letter towards NW. ngc: "Cl, B, vL, vRi, lC, *9..11"