Perseus Double Cluster

Image information:

Date: 11/19/2020
Equipment: QSI583wsg with internal filter wheel and Astrodon E series Gen II LRGB filter set through APM 107/700 APO telescope with Astro-Tech 2" field flattener on Losmandy GM8 mount.
Image type: RGB
Exposure time: RG&B 12X6min each binned 2X2.

Object information:

Object designations:

NGC869 and NGC884, h and chi Persei, Perseus Double Cluster
Object type:
Pair of open clusters
Object size:
  • NGC869 30'
  • NGC884 30'
Constellation: Perseus
Perseus Double Cluster is a rare double cluster and is naked eye visible under good conditions. NGC869 and NGC884 are rather young clusters, NGC869 is 5.6 and NGC884 is 3.2 millions of years old. Clusters are some 7000 ly distant from us, but are only couple of hundreds light years apart.

Related images:

List of related images:

Double Cluster , LRGB, ST2000XM through WO ZS105ED telescope