Double Cluster


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Name:Double Cluster
Type:OpenCl
Messier:-
NGC:869 & 88
Magnitude:4.3
Right Ascention:2h19m
Declination:57d09m
Constellation:Perseus
Viewing Info:Double Cluster Site
Use low power with wide field for best view. Look East of the Big "W" of Cassiopeia

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Double Cluster
The most beautiful of all deep-sky objects in the city because it shows so many stars.I found several "imposter" clusters and thought they were the double cluster and then all of a sudden WHAM!Now I KNOW WITHOUT 100% A DOUBT I HAVE SEEN IT.What else contains a bizillion stars and all bizillion can be seen in a 60mm refractor!?!?

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.4.123)
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Double Cluster
This has to be the best cluster(s) visible from U.K. latitudes, better than Pleiades because it is richer and does not need such a wide field of view. Great object to get friends hooked. Some people are surprised/annoyed that it's not a Messier object, but the well known English astronomer Patrick Moore has drawn up a list called the Caldwell Catalogue for bright non-Messier objects such as this in both hemispheres. The Double Cluster is designated C14 which makes things a lot easier, so let's hope this list comes into general use.

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.21.72)
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Double Cluster
The best open star cluster(s) in the sky, and the best non-messier object. The Northern Jewel Box, but a twin set. A chance alignment of two different star clusters not acually associated with one another (or so I understand). Wide field viewing perscribed!

A correction: The NGC designations are 869 and 884 (not 88).

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.74.22)
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Double Cluster

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By: PaulHart (Notable User)
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Double Cluster

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.13.62)
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Double Cluster
I love the overall view of this cluster especially with the Home brew 8" Binoculars I was allowed to use at a star party one evening. The Wide angle and depth of view was truely breathtaking.

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.239.27)
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Double Cluster

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.218.2)
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Double Cluster
How can you not love such a slendor of beauty.

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By: RanmasGirlKM (Reputable User)
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Double Cluster
Absolutely beautiful! Looks wonderful when viewed through a wide-field, large-aperture 'scope.

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.190.37)
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Double Cluster

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.126.12)
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