The Perseus Double Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Perseus Double Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

From Ashburn (click to change), Perseus Double Cluster is visible all night. It will become visible at around 18:20 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 71° above your northern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:27, 71° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:37, when it sinks to 17° above your north-western horizon.

Name Perseus Double Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Double Cluster
h Persei
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
Events
26 Oct 2018  –  NGC 869 is well placed
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

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

Color scheme