Double Cluster (NGC869 and NGC884) in Perseus

(RA 2h 21.0m , Dec. +5708', 5 mag., each 30' in diameter)


This pair of naked eye star clusters presents magnificent view in any rich field instrument. NGC869 (right) does not contain as many evolved stars as NGC884 (left). Look for this so-called Double Cluster about 420' NWW of h Persei (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on September 27, 1995 from Sharon Creek Conservation Area near London, Ontario. Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 SCTwas use to acquire this 30 minute (manually guided) exposure on Ektachrome P1600. Scanned slide image was enhanced in Lab color space with Corel PhotoPaint 8.

North is up.


Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 10. North is up.


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