Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1245  ·  Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)  ·  The star 29Per  ·  The star 31Per  ·  The star 32Per  ·  The star 34Per  ·  The star Mirfak (αPer)  ·  The star δPer  ·  The star κPer  ·  The star νPer  ·  The star σPer  ·  The star ψPer
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Alpha Persei Cluster-  an open cluster in the constellation of Perseus, 



    
        

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Alpha Persei Cluster- an open cluster in the constellation of Perseus

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Alpha Persei Cluster-  an open cluster in the constellation of Perseus, 



    
        

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Alpha Persei Cluster- an open cluster in the constellation of Perseus

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Imaging Cameras
Canon 6D
Mounts
iOptron Skytracker v2
Software
BackyardEOS · PixInsight Core 1.8

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 13, 2015
Frames:
30x90" (45')
Integration:
45'
Avg. Moon age:
1.64 days
Avg. Moon phase:
3.02%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 863089

RA center: 03h32m10s.3

DEC center: +47°5230

Pixel scale: 16.133 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 99.564 degrees

Field radius: 6.242 degrees

Resolution: 2244x1652

Locations: Edmund G. Kline Dark Site, Deer Trail, Colorado, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Alpha Persei Cluster, also known as Melotte 20, is an open moving cluster in the constellation of Perseus. At a dark site, it can be seen with the naked eye as several blue stars around the white-yellow supergiant Mirfak (Alpha Persei). The age of the cluster is about 50-60 million years and lies at a distance of 600 light years.

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Alpha Persei Cluster-  an open cluster in the constellation of Perseus, 



    
        

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