Double Cluster

/ft Our final target this month is the Fabulous Double

Cluster, also known as the Sword Handle, in Perseus. It's easy to find, being roughly mid-way between Gamma (y) Cassiopeiae and Mirphak. The two clusters that make up this fantastic sight are NGC 869 and 884. Both have roughly equal magnitudes of +4.3 and +4.4 and this makes them easy naked eye targets. However, the best view is to be had through a pair of binoculars, which reveal both objects as a mass of stars condensing into two separate regions. Each cluster is about the size of the full Moon in the sky. D SEEN [T

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