Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  Double cluster  ·  NGC 869  ·  NGC 884  ·  The star 7Per

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    Perseus double clusters - NGC884-869, 



    
        

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    Perseus double clusters - NGC884-869

    Image of the day 04/10/2017

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      Perseus double clusters - NGC884-869, 



    
        

            Péter Feltóti
      Perseus double clusters - NGC884-869
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      Perseus double clusters - NGC884-869

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 200/800 carbon Newton astrograph

      Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600D(a)

      Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 PRO belt modified

      Guiding cameras: Mgen guide camera

      Focal reducers: Skywatcher F4 coma corrector

      Accessory: Lacerta Mgen autoguider


      Dates:Sept. 2, 2016

      Frames: 44x300" (3h 40')

      Integration: 3h 40'

      Avg. Moon age: 1.07 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 1.29%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 1515836

      RA center: 2h 20' 22"

      DEC center: +57° 8' 27"

      Pixel scale: 3.544 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 17.912 degrees

      Field radius: 0.909 degrees


      Resolution: 1536x1024

      Locations: Tardos, Tardos, Hungary

      Description

      The emblematic star clusters of constellation Perseus are 7500 light years away from us, but they are closing towards us at 38-39 km/s speed. The relatively young clusters (12-13 million years old) contain about 6500 solar mass. A "never enough" object for photoshooting at autumn on the northern hemisphere. This image is a result of a good time under the late summer night sky.

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      Perseus double clusters - NGC884-869, 



    
        

            Péter Feltóti