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


H & Chi in Perseus
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H & Chi in Perseus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskopservice TS Photoline 80/480 mm F6 Apo Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600mmpro

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS 8 x 50 Finderscope

Focal reducers: Teleskop Service TSRED 379

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2020  ·  N.I.N.A.  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Baader R 36mm ungefasst  ·  Baader G 36mm ungefasst

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator  ·  Lacerta Mfoc Motorfocus  ·  Lacerta MGEN II  ·  ZWO filter wheel 36mm 7slots electric

Dates:Dec. 25, 2020

Astronomik B 36 mm: 60x30"
Baader G 36mm ungefasst: 60x30"
Baader R 36mm ungefasst: 60x30"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.76%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4116209

RA center: 2h 20' 37"

DEC center: +57° 8' 52"

Pixel scale: 2.023 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.562 degrees

Field radius: 1.399 degrees

Resolution: 4339x2441

Locations: Balkon, Ascheberg, NRW, Germany

Data source: Backyard


The double cluster H and Chi (NGC 869/ NGC 884) is located in the constellation Perseus about 7.600 ly away. The clusters ahre only some hundred ly apart. They are dominated by young white-blue stars which indicates a young age of the clusters.

TS 80/480 mm Apo with 0.79x reducer and ASI1600mmp camera.

60 x 30 s red
60 x 30 s green
60 x 30 s blue


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H & Chi in Perseus, 



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