Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

The Double Cluster


The famous Double Cluster in Perseus, NGC 884 "h" Persei to the left and NGC 869 "Chi" Persei to the right. These young clusters of stars are easy visible to the naked eye to the east of the "W" of Cassiopeia constellation and their distance is over 7000 light years. Very nice object for binoculars observer. 


- Date / Location : 18/11/2001 from Cima Larici Asiago 1600mt.  (Vicenza - Italy)
- Optics / Lens : Astro-Physics Traveler 105mm f/6 EDFS  with AP Field Flattener - Nikon F3 
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Single 30-minute on Kodak PJ400 Film
- Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Photoshop 6.0
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