The Perseus Double Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Perseus Double Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Perseus Double Cluster is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 19° above the horizon. It will become visible at around 21:05 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 19° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 21:14 when it dips 18° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Perseus Double Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Double Cluster
h Persei
C 14
NGC 869
Cr 24
Mel 13
Magnitude:4.30 (V)[2]
4.30 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.60
Right Ascension:02h18m [1]
Declination:+57°07' [1]
Distance:2.1 kpc
6.8 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-7.29
26 Oct 2019  –  NGC 869 is well placed
25 Oct 2020  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2021  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2022  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2023  –  NGC 869 is well placed
25 Oct 2024  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2025  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2026  –  NGC 869 is well placed




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