The double cluster in Perseus

NGC 884 & NGC 889
NGC 884 & NGC 889


The double cluster in Perseus has always been a challenge for me. But when I came across an impressive dark sky, I did my best and this is the result.

I hope you like it.

Object Name: NGC 884 & NGC 889 The double cluster in Perseus
Object Type: Open Cluster
Constellation: Perseus; R.A.: 2h 20m; Dec: 57° 08′
Location: Pelayos de la Presa, Madrid, Spain
Date: April 14th 2015 22:00 h.(CET)
Temperature: 2 ºC
Seeing: 4/5
Telescope: Celestron nexstar 5′ S/C.
Eyepiece: 25 mm celestron.
Magnification: 50x
Media: Graphite pencil on white paper. Scanned and then inverted and processed image with GIMP

Regards and clear skies!

3 thoughts on “The double cluster in Perseus”

  1. Santiago,

    This is a very fine capture of this double open cluster.
    Wonderful capture.

    Frank 🙂

  2. Santiago,

    Very nice sketch of the double cluster, not an easy sketch to do. I really like the differing magnitude stars and appearance as if you are looking through a telescope. Well done!


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