Herschel 380 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 380, also known as NGC 884, is an open cluster in the constellation of Perseus.  It is the eastern component of the “Double Cluster” in Perseus.  Herschel 379 (also known as NGC 869 or Caldwell 14) making up the western cluster.  It contains ~115 stars and lies at a distance of ~7,600 light-years.  It has a diameter of ~70 light-years and is ~3.2 million years old. This image comprises 15 x Luminance (15 seconds each) and 8 x Red, Green and Blue (15, 15 and 12 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 55 degrees on 21 October 2015. The field of view of the image is 32’ x 22’.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018