Double Cluster

Posted by Brock
on Saturday, February 09, 2013
NGC869 is an open cluster located 7600 light years away in the constellation of Perseus. The cluster is most likely around 13 million years old. It is the westernmost of the Double Cluster with NGC884. Located in the Perseus OB1 association both clusters are located physically close to one another, only a few hundred light years apart. The clusters were first recorded by Hipparchus, but have likely been known since antiquity. The Double Cluster is a favorite of amateur astronomers.

Orion EON 80mm   Canon 60Da   
ISO 800     20 x's 65 seconds   8 X's 60 seconds

Thanks for looking

                Al Broxton
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