This small cluster of about 30 (probably not really 37) stars lies about 3,600 light years away in the constellation Orion and can be seen through a small telescope. The unusual arrangement of these stars is simply by chance, of course.
|NGC 2169, ST80 on Vixen SP, 16x60|
I recently acquired an AccuFocus electronic focuser and an Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter for my setup. This will make focusing much easier since I no longer have to touch the telescope to adjust it. The filter will come in handy by removing most of the light pollution "noise" that I get from the light domes of Huntsville and Houston. The image above is the result of my first attempt at using the new equipment.