The NGC 869 is an open cluster located 6800 light years away in the constellation of Perseus. The cluster is most likely around 19 million years old. It is the westernmost of the Double Cluster with NGC 884. Located in the Perseus OB1 association both clusters are located physically close to one another, only a few hundred light years apart.
Equipment: Exposure details: Location:
Telescope: FSQ106N
Mount: EQ6
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: SBIG LRGB
Luminance: 20x3min
Red: 5x5min
Green: 5x5min
Blue: 8x5min
Rachia, Veroia, Greece
N 40o29'00.0" - E 22o12'55.0"
28 August 2008
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: MaxImDL RGB weights: G2V Star
RGB combine: MaxImDL LRGB creation: Photoshop CS3
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