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 (click to change), Perseus Double Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 23:12 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 16° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 57° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:43.

Name Perseus Double Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Double Cluster
h Persei
C 14
NGC 869
Cr 24
Mel 13
Magnitude:3.70 (V)[1]
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):-7.89
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




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