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NGC 869 and NGC 884, The Double Cluster

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Located in the constellation of Perseus are the two open clusters of NGC 869 and NGC 884. Both are at a distance of around 7,500 light years away. Both are a relative young age of 13 million years. The clusters are separated by a few hundred light years. Each cluster consists 300 to 400 stars with NGC 869 being slightly brighter and more compact.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Perseus
  • Right Ascension: 2h 20m
  • Declination: 57° 08′
  • Distance (Lightyears): 7,500
  • Telescope: Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
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