The Perseus Double Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Perseus Double Cluster
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 14 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Perseus Double Cluster is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 21:50 (EDT), when it reaches an altitude of 18° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 65° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 04:18.

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Name Perseus Double Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Double Cluster
h Persei
C 14[5]
NGC 869[2]
Cr 24[3]
Mel 13[4]
Magnitude:4.30 (V) [5]
4.30 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.60
Right ascension:02h18m [2]
Declination:+57°07' [2]
Distance:2.1 kpc
6.8 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-7.29
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

26 Oct 2021  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2022  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2023  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2024  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2025  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2026  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2027  –  NGC 869 is well placed
26 Oct 2028  –  NGC 869 is well placed






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