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
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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: 02h20m22s

DEC center: +57°0827

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