Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  NGC 869  ·  NGC 884  ·  The star 7Per  ·  chi Persei Cluster  ·  h Persei Cluster
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The Double Cluster in Perseus, 


            Andre van Zegveld
The Double Cluster in Perseus
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The Double Cluster in Perseus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: CFF 185

Imaging cameras: SBIG-11000

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 80mm ShortTube 80x400

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: SGP  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. photoshop CS6  ·  PixInsight  ·  PHD Guiding 2

Filters: B  ·  R  ·  Baader Planetarium G

Accessory: Optec Pyxis rotator 3"  ·  CFF Flattener

Frames: 27x600"

Integration: 4.5 hours

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3591375

RA center: 2h 20' 22"

DEC center: +57° 7' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.396 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 7.862 degrees

Field radius: 0.996 degrees

Resolution: 4209x2947

Locations: Eye in the Sky, Raspay, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


The Double Cluster (also known as Caldwell 14) is the common name for the open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 (often designated h Persei and χ Persei, respectively),[1] which are close together in the constellation Perseus. Both visible with the naked eye, NGC 869 and NGC 884 lie at a distance of 7500 light years


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The Double Cluster in Perseus, 


            Andre van Zegveld

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