The Double Cluster (NGC 884 and 869)
Published 25 Jan 2021

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About this object

This image of the Double Cluster (NGC 884 and 869) was taken in Nov 2018. Somehow it got lost on my hard drive and I just found it. The Double Cluster is a naked eye object in the constellation Perseus. The image was taken with a Stellarvue SV70T refractor and QSI 583 camera. It combines 3hrs and 50min of exposures through RGB filters.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV70T 384mm FL
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon RGB
  • Exposure (min): RGB 80:80:70 bin 1x1 3hrs 50min
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X, CCD Autopilot
  • Guiding: unguided
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8, PS CC21
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Sky: Typical SQM 19.6-20.1, Bortle 5, Suburban
  • Date: 25 Nov 2018
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