Contains: NGC 957, NGC 884, Double cluster, NGC 869, The star 9Per, The star 7Per, The star 8Per
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Double Cluster in Clouds of Hydrogen

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Resolution: 3953x2201

Dates: Oct. 1, 2013

Frames:
Astrodon Red G2E: 8x600" bin 1x1
Blue Astrodon G2E: 6x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green G2E: 6x1200" bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 12x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 9.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.98%

Astrometry.net job: 178832

RA center: 36.579 degrees

DEC center: 57.084 degrees

Orientation: -2.705 degrees

Field radius: 2.962 degrees

Description

This is a heavily cropped image of a 4 part mosaic of the Heart and Soul down into what you see here. I decided to crop it because, well, quite honestly the hydrogen is so strong in this region it takes your attention away from the cluster itself and is quite distracting.

As always, thank you for stopping on by. All criticisms are welcome.

-Hytham

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