Estimated age: 12.5 million years Written By Jason Matter. NGC 884 (Chi Persei Cluster) - Open Cluster. Also known as h and χ Persei, the Double Cluster (comprising NGC 869 and NGC 884) is a "line of sight" pairing in the constellation in Perseus, though actually they are only a few hundred light years apart. At the age of 12.8 million years, the clusters are relatively young. NGC 869, also known h Persei, is on the left, with NGC 884, also known as chi Persei, on the right. NGC 884 Open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884, however, are doubly impressive. Designations: NGC 869, Collinder 24, Melotte 13, h Persei, Right ascension: 02h 22.0m The Double Cluster in Perseus (NGC 869/884 or Caldwell 14) consists of a pair of naked-eye open star clusters in the constellation Perseus. Double cluster • Chi Per • OCL 353 [2] [3] Karta; Portal Astronomija: NGC 884 je otvoreno zvjezdano jato i nalazi se u sazviježđu Perzej. This pair of open clusters lie about 7,000 light-years away from Earth. The western component of the pair, h Persei, entry 689 in the New General Catalogue (NGC 689), is about 5.6 million years old, while Chi Persei (NGC 884) is closer to 3.6 million years old. The Double Cluster (also known as Caldwell 14) is the common name for the open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 (often designated h Persei and χ Persei, respectively), which are close together in the constellation Perseus. Probably, he used the name "h Persei" for a fainter nearby star. The Double Cluster in Perseus. We've also included a few cool facts about each target, a map to find it in the night sky, and more! NGC 884 is somewhat farther away, at 8,150 light years. Processing was very quick and easy. At a distance of about 7,000 light years, the clusters are separated by only a couple of hundred light years in space. Estimated age: 13 million years Apparent size: 30′ NGC 869 has a mass of 3700 solar masses and NGC 884 weighs in at 2800 solar masses; however, later research has shown both clusters are surrounded with a very extensive halo of stars, with a total mass for the complex of at least 20,000 solar masses. The Double Cluster (Caldwell 14) is the common name for the naked-eye open clusters NGC884 and NGC869 (often designated Chi Persei and H Persei, respectively), which are close together in the constellation Perseus. Here we have my try at the iconic Double Cluster located about 7.500 ly away in Perseus. They are both located at a distance of 7000 light-years, and are very young for star clusters, NGC 869 being 5.6 million years old, and NGC 884 being 3.2 million years old. Magnitude 3.7 and 3.8. NGC 869. NGC884 and NGC869 both lie at a distance of 7500 light years. New optical spectra and broadbandspectral energy distributions (SEDs; 0.36-8 μm) are consistent withcluster membership. The Constellations Handbook is not just another guide listing all the constellations from A to Z and their location, it is the perfect companion for stargazing, and a learning journey through the ages. Apparent magnitude: +3.8 For those used to a narrow field of view, click here. NGC 869 (left) and NGC 884 make up the Double Cluster in the constellation of Perseus. View. New optical spectra and broadbandspectral energy distributions (SEDs; 0.36-8 μm) are consistent withcluster membership. Apparent magnitude: +3.7 Each of the clusters contain more than 300 blue/white super-giant stars, many of which are visible in photographs. English: The double cluster, in the constellation Perseus, is constituted of two open clusters: NGC 884 and NGC 869. NGC 884 (also known as χ Persei) is an open cluster located 7600 light years away in the constellation of Perseus. Map: Perseus Double Cluster NGC 884/869 (between Perseus and Cassiopeia) and Andromeda Galaxy M 31 (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com) Find/Identify. NGC 884 (also known as χ Persei) is an open cluster located 7600 light years away in the constellation of Perseus.It is the easternmost of the Double Cluster with NGC 869.NGC 869 and 884 are often designated h and χ Persei, respectively. The Double Cluster (NGC 884) - posted in Sketching: Started today at 2am to make a crack at a few new targets. NGC 884 Object Type: Open cluster Constellation: Perseus Magnitude: 4.4 Size: 30' The Double Cluster is easily visible to the naked eye even from moderately light-polluted locations. This image shows the Double Cluster in the constellation of Perseus. Looking at the double cluster through binoculars is a beautiful sight, with both clusters of stars looking like two worlds dancing together. [Genuson/Wikipedia] This was taken on September 4, 2011 at the usual location - Cheveresul Mare, near Timisoara. They are both part of the so-called Perseus OB1 association, an assembly of extremely massive stars. But open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 are doubly impressive. Read back on the logs to see how much progress you have made through the months, the problems you overcame, and the notes taken to improve in the future. The Double Cluster is a large, bright and easy target to photograph for any amateur astrophotographers. The only tricky part about processing the Double Cluster is when making a Star mask. Apparent size: 60′ NGC 957 is much smaller and really isn't that impressive looking, but it is always nice to add an extra deep sky object in your image if you can! As they point out, since the 1840s, the name "Chi" is attributed to NGC 884, and "h" to NGC 869. Both are very similar to each other in size, magnitude, and age. NGC 869 & NGC 884 The Double Cluster LRGB Post by Astrovetteman » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:23 am Here's a quick shot that I took last night of the Double Cluster. The Double Cluster, NGC 869 (right) and NGC 884 (left) with north to the top. Both clusters are located only a few hundred light years apart. The position of h Persei’s is Right Ascension: 2h 19m; Declination: 57 o 9′ north Distance: 7,600 light years (2,300 parsecs) There are no faint gases to show off, and no spiral arms to enhance. Description: The Astrophotographer’s Journal is a portable notebook created for the purpose of recording observations, cataloguing photographs, and writing down the wonderful memories created by this hobby. They are a beautiful sight when observed through binoculars or instruments and many individual stars can be resolved if using a large telescope. For those used to a narrow field of view, click here. These clusters are relatively young and do contain several red super giants which I think really add to the visual appeal of this one. Declination: +57°08′ Both clusters contain a significant number of bright, young O and B-type stars. Starlight Express MX-916 on 3.5" Questar. Привидна величина (магнитуда) објекта NGC 884 износи 6,1. The clusters have a combined visual magnitude of 3.7 and 3.8 and are visible to the naked eye as a fuzzy patch between Perseus and Cassiopeia. Sljedeći spisak sadrži deset najbližih NGC/IC objekata. 67 is to be interpreted as magnitude 6.7. These open clusters formed relatively recently in astronomical terms and move together through space, approaching us at a speed of roughly 80 000 kilometres per hour. a relatively young cluster. August 16, 2020. Magnitudes are given without a decimal point, e.g. Each cluster has approximately 300 stars. Return to Thumbnails The Double Cluster (also known as Caldwell 14) is the common name for the naked-eye open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 (often designated h Persei and χ Persei, respectively), which are close together in the constellation Perseus. That is relatively close-by (the Milky Way galaxy has a diameter of roughly 100,000 light years.) NGC 869 is estimated to be 7,000 light years distant. Image: Genuson at wikipedia.org. Also known as h and χ Persei, the Double Cluster (comprising NGC 869 and NGC 884) is a "line of sight" pairing in the constellation in Perseus, though actually they are only a few hundred light years apart. Both clusters are blueshifted: NGC 869 is approaching us at a speed of 39 km/s, while NGC 884 is moving in Earth’s direction at 38 km/s. The Double Cluster in Perseus is a beauty and fits perfectly in the 1.4° true field of view provided by my 32 mm plössl. The two clusters are separated by only hundreds of light years. Each cluster contains more than 300 blue-white supergiants and their hottest stars on the main sequence belong to the spectral class B0. Astronomers number its age to a few million years, i.e. Both are very similar to each other in size, magnitude, and age. With an apparent magnitude of 3.7/3.8, the Double Cluster is visible even without binoculars in good conditions, but best observed with binoculars or small telescopes. View full resolution image. NGC 869 and NGC 884 both lie at a distance of 7500 light years. Mass: 2,800 solar masses The last pages of this book include an index of all 88 constellations, each with a slot where you can write your own personal tips and tricks in order to memorize them with ease. This is also one of the easiest objects to image for beginner astrophotographers for the Winter months of November, December, January and February. Image: Lukáš Kalista. Distance: 7,600 light years (2,300 parsecs) Starting Astrophotography: A complete guide - Click here! Both NGC 869 and NGC 884 are getting closer to Earth at a rate of 24 miles per second. Mass: 3,700 solar masses The best estimate for the age of NGC 869 is 6.4 million years, while NGC 884 is about 11.5 million years old. Each cluster contains 300 to 400 stars and the brightest stars shine at 7th magnitude. The famous Double Cluster in the constellation of Perseus consists of the star clusters h and chi Persei, which lie some 7100 and 7400 light-years away from Earth, respectively, and appear very close to each other on the sky. In comparison, the Pleiades cluster (Messier 45) has an estimated age between 75 and 150 million years. 7500 light years. You want to make sure that you play with the settings and run some tests until the stars on the mask are either only background stars or cluster stars, not both. Both are visible with the naked eye. Sometimes called the h Persei Cluster, this is an open cluster in the constellation of Perseus and is a member of the Perseus OB1 association. Mosaic of 3 LRGB images. The final image is a result of 6 frames at 105s exposure each, processed in DeepSky Stacker. Print. The Double Cluster is easily visible to the naked eye even from moderately light-polluted locations. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced astrophotographer, this detailed book of the best deep sky objects will serve as a personal guide for years to come! Return to Thumbnails The best estimate for the age of NGC 869 is 6.4 million years, while NGC 884 is about 11.5 million years old. NGC884 + NGC869 'Double Cluster' Discussion in 'My Astrophotos' started by ROBERT T SCHAEFER JR, Oct 14, 2020. Starlight Express MX-916 on 3.5" Questar. The Double Cluster is the name for two open clusters – NGC 869 and NGC 884 – located close together in Perseus constellation. Also known as "h and chi Persei", this rare double cluster, shown above, is bright enough to be seen from a dark location without even binoculars. The Double Cluster (also known as Caldwell 14) is the common name for the naked-eye open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 (often designated h Persei and χ Persei, respectively), which are close together in the constellation Perseus. Although their discovery surely predates written history, the Greek astronomer Hipparchus notably cataloged the "double cluster". Keep an eye out for a Version 2 of our Double Cluster with either a wider telescope or the same instrument but guided and with am expected total exposure time of 2 to 3 hours. The clusters are about 7,500 light-years from us. Also known as "h and chi Persei", this unusual double cluster, shown above, is bright enough to be seen from a dark location without even binoculars. Brunier. Also known as h Persei and χ Persei, the clusters both lie at an approximate distance of 7,600 light years from Earth and are about 12.8 million years old. Just as the pioneers of astronomy did in their time, look up and take notes of your observations as you are the author of this star-filled journey. Both can be seen with the unaided eye and are usually easy to find if you are observing from a dark location. Mass: >20,000 solar masses Together they are commonly known as the "Double Cluster" and form a famous showpiece object, that's easily visible to the naked eye and a wonderful sight in binoculars and telescopes. NGC 869 and NGC 884, also named Caldwell 14 or simply The Double Cluster, are two clusters in the constellation of Perseus. The two open clusters NGC 869, while NGC 884 lie at a distance of 7,500 light years in. The Milky Way galaxy has a diameter of roughly 100,000 light years. a large telescope good we. 869 ( right ) and NGC 884 half an hour on it NGC 957, is visible photographs. Spectra and broadbandspectral energy distributions ( SEDs ; 0.36-8 μm ) are consistent withcluster membership vigorous... 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