I picked out M35 with binoculars last night. Or at least I think I did, I saw a bright fuzzy blob in the right spot. Really not very impressive in the 7x50s, nothing as brilliant or exciting as M44. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, it’s nowhere near as bright (5.3 vs 3.7) and a third the width. Just sad because a couple of things I read hyped up that this was a really interesting object and a good time to see it. Meh. Maybe better in a telescope.
The good news is I found it by spotting all of Gemini. Constellations, how do they work?