Clustering 08/09/2019

I wasn’t ambitious enough to go hunting local group galaxies last night, but it occurred to me that I hadn’t got a half decent image of the Perseus double cluster, for all the same reasons I hadn’t got an image of M31. So, equipping the PD with the 5-100mm zoom lens again, I tried to rectify the situation. Here is NGC669 / NGC884 / or C14, as you choose.

 

By this time, the Pleiades (M45) had come into view. Although that means winter is coming, it is always nice to welcome back and take a snapshot of old friends.

 

Here is another version with the nebulosity suppressed a bit:

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