The open cluster Double Cluster

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Image of Double Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.

From Newark (click to change), Double Cluster will become visible at around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 37° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 23:16 when it dips 18° above your north-western horizon.

Name Double Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
h Persei
Perseus Double Cluster
C 14
NGC 869
Collinder 24
Melotte 13
Position
Constellation:Perseus
Brightness (V):Mag 4.0
Right Ascension:02h19m
Declination:+57°09'
Distance:2.1 kpc
6.8 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-7.59

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
EDT

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