Double Cluster (NGC 869 and 884)
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Double Cluster (NGC 869 and 884)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2017-Sep-29
RGB 18x5m, 4hr 30m total
SGP,MaximDL,Corel
Imaging: CFF132,STF-8300M,GM1000
Guider:ST80,GSO2X,LodeStar X2,f610nm
The Double Cluster is a pair of large and bright open clusters found in the constellation Perseus.
These two cluster is are visible to the naked eye as a bright patch in the Milky Way. They look spectacular in any scope and are favorites for visual observers. Even a small telescope can show these clusters very well and they are easily spotted in binoculars.

This image is a two panel mosiac taken with a CFF 132 refractor. The background darkness is not completely even between mosaic panels. But otherwise it came out not too bad. There are also some other pictures of these two clusters below.

Double Cluster Images
NGC 869 and NGC 884 - The Double Cluster. Imaged with and 11" EdgeHD SCDT and a 60Da DSLR camera
11" EdgeHD, DSLR
NGC 869 and NGC 884 - The Double Cluster. Imaged with an MN190 Maksutov-Newtonian reflector and an STF-8300M CCD camera
MN190, RGB
NGC 869 and NGC 884 - The Double Cluster. Imaged with a CFF 132 refractor and an STF-8300M CCD camera
CFF 132, RGB
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