NGC869 & 884 Double Cluster

NGC869 & NGC884 Perseus Double Cluster

This is the newest image of the Double Cluster captured with the Planewave 17in scope. Data 2014  Processed 2016   This is a 2 panel mosaic.



NGC869 and NGC 884  known as the Perseus Double Cluster . NGC884 and NGC869 are approximately 7600 and 6800 light-years away. NGC869 is about  5.6 million years old & NGC 884 is about 3.2 million years old. Both of these clusters are very close to each other in space. There are more than 300 blue-white super-giant stars in each of the clusters


Scope               Planewave 17in

Camera            Apogee U16

Mount               Paramount ME

Filters               Astrodon  LRGB    

Exposures       R 1hr   G 1hr   B 1hr       RGB 15min subs   X2   Total time  6 Hrs

Location          Sierra Nevada Mountains CA.  Heavens Mirror Observatory  SRO    2013    Processed 2015





The image below was captured with my 130mm TMB scope in 2012



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Scope              TMB130mm

Camera           Apogee U8300

Mount               Atlas EQG

Filters               Astrodon  LRGB Gen1

Exposures       R2hrs   G2hrs    B2hrs   10min subs  Total  6hrs

Location           Connellsville Pa.  Home Observatory     2012

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