Double Cluster in Perseus


The Double Cluster in Perseus is, in my mind, is the most beautiful, easily seen deep sky object that is NOT on the Messier list. This image was taken at GMARS in September 2008 through the WO 80mm FD with an SBIG ST4000. Captured in Equinox Image and processed entirely on a Macintosh in Nebulosity 2.0, Photoshop CS3 and Leopard Preview. The clusters are about 7000 light years away, but are plainly visible to the naked eye from a dark sky site such as GMARS.

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