The Perseus Double Cluster (NGC884 and NGC869) are an easy naked eye object and appears as a little cloud in a dark sky.  It resolves into a multiple of stars, even in a modest telescope.  Found in the constellation of Perseus, these two clusters are 7,000 LY from Earth.  They are seperated by several hundred light years and are just over 3 million years old. 

Date:           October 14, 2006
Optics:  Orion 80mm f/7.5 Apo Refractor - Baader IR Filter 
Camera:  Canon Digital Rebel 300D /  Modified (Hap Griffin)
Exposure:  20 Minutes / 10x120s @ 800ASA 
Guiding:  Manually guided on a 14" Meade LX200
Location:  Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Photo By: Rick Kazmierski
                                                                                                                    



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