The Double Cluster h and χ Persei / Caldwell

RA Zentrum: 02h20m37s.92

DEC Zentrum: +57°09′34″.4

Date: October 14.,15. & 16. 2023

Telescope: Omegon Pro APO AP 104/650 ED Triplet

  • Aperture: 104 mm
  • Focal length: 650 mm

Recording camera: ZWO ASI2600MM Pro

Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Exposure time: 8h 45′

Frames:

R: 120 x 60″
G: 112 x 60″
B: 123 x 60″

Ha: 17 x 600″

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight, Skylum Luminar AI


The Double Cluster (also known as Caldwell 14) consists of the open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 (often designated  h and χ Persei), which are close together in the constellation Perseus.