(IAAC) Obj: NGC869 & NGC884 - Inst: 30CM/F:10 SCT/LX200


Observation Poster: Jim Andeson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>

Observer: Jim Andeson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12222000-21:40EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 3-4/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM/F:10 SCT/LX200
Magnification: 55X,117X, 138.5X, 203X, 254X, 314X
Filter(s): UHC, O-III
Object(s): NGC869 & NGC884
Category: Open cluster.
Class: l3r/l3r
Constellation: Per
Data: mag 4.5v/4.5v  size 30'/30'
Position: RA 02:20.8  DEC +57:09.
NGC869 and NGC884; Double cluster in Perseus.

55X - Dazzeling diamonds on black velvet! To many stars to count at the
eyepiece. Both clusters completely fill the FOV (rt-lt). Per catalog, NGC869
has 200 stars and NGC884 has 150 stars. It is naked eye visable as a fuzzy glowing spot. In binoculers it is a fantastic sight.
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