Double Cluster

139. Double Cluster


NGC 869  RA: 2h 19.0'  Dec: +57 09'   Perseus (Per)

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The Double Cluster (also known as Caldwell 14) consists of the open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 (often designated h Persei and χ Persei, respectively), which are close together in the constellation Perseus. Both visible with the naked eye, NGC 869 and NGC 884 lie at a distance of 7,500 light years.
 

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Location Black Forest SP
Date Sept 2017
Optics AstroTech AT65EDQ
Filters None
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Nikon D810A
ISO 1600
Subexposures 6
Exposure Length 180 seconds
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