"The Double Open Cluster" - In Perseus (NGC 869 and NGC 884)

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Imaging Details:
Imaging Date:   August 24th, 2002
Imaging Site:   Kirkland, Washington - USA
Seeing Conditions:   Good
Telescope:   Takahahsi FSQ-106N @ F8 (850mm)
Imaging Camera:   ST-10XME w/CFW-8A
Exposure:   Red = 10x30sec, Green = 10x30sec, Blue = 10x45sec
Mount & Guiding:   Losmandy G-11 with Gemini Goto. Un-guided
Processing Notes:   MaxIm DL/CCD - Dark subtracted (10x30sec and 10x45sec frames), median and color combined.
Photoshop - Curves, slight color balance, and unsharp mask sharpening.

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