NGC 869 and 884

Double Cluster NGC 869/884 in Perseus

NGC 869 and 884
Double cluster NGC 869/884

It was so easy to find these two in my field of vision… almost like they rather found me instead! I did not see anything “fuzzy” about the two… which is something I sort of half expected, but it was a perfect crystal clear night and every star was sharp. So far, this is the most complicated star field I’ve drawn.

Object: Double Cluster NGC 869/884 in constellation Perseus
Date: January 11th, 2014 – 9:00 – 10:30pm CT
Location: New Braunfels, Texas – back yard
Conditions: 45°F, perfectly clear with waxing gibbous moon
Instruments: 10×50 Wide-Angle Binoculars
Medium: Graphite on white sketch paper, inverted

Stars of Jen

4 thoughts on “Double Cluster NGC 869/884 in Perseus”

  1. Jen,

    A beautiful and well executed observation of the Double Cluster (NGC 869/884) in Perseus. This is one of my favorite clusters to look at. Thank you for sharing it with us all.


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