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


            William Maxwell
The Perseus Double Star Cluster
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The Perseus Double Star Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Bresser 130/1000 newtonian

Imaging cameras: Canon T1i Full Spectrum

Mounts: Celestron CG-4 MotorDrive

Guiding telescopes or lenses: MEADE 50mm Finder Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Software: Open Guiding PHD2 Guiding  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS4

Dates:July 10, 2020

Frames: 410x30"

Integration: 3.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.83%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3662681

RA center: 2h 20' 42"

DEC center: +57° 6' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.001 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.308 degrees

Field radius: 0.885 degrees

Resolution: 5036x3886

Data source: Backyard


I've imaged this every year for some time. This year I wanted a slightly wider field of view so dragged out my 130mm/1000 newtonian. Not sure if it was the f7.7 optics or just dumb luck, but I was please at how the stars turned out, especially with no coma corrector.


Sky plot

Sky plot


The Perseus Double Star Cluster, 


            William Maxwell

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