Herschel 379 and Caldwell 14 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 379, also known as NGC 869 and Caldwell 14, is an open cluster in the constellation of Perseus. It is the western component of the “Double Cluster” in Perseus. Herschel 380 (also known as NGC 884) making up the eastern cluster. It contains ~200 stars and lies at a distance of ~7,400 light-years. It has a diameter of ~60 light-years and is ~5.6 million years old. This image comprises 15 x Luminance (10 seconds each) and 8 x Red, Green and Blue (10, 10 and 8 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 55 degrees on 22 September 2015. The field of view of the image is 34’ x 23’.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020