Basic object information

Object name: NGC 869
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 5.3
Size: 18.0'
Number of stars: 200
Magnitude of brightest star: 6.6
Object classification: I 3 r
Description: Cl,vvL,vRi,*7...14
Notes: H VI 33;h Per;in Per OB1;Double Cluster w NGC 884

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 02h 19m 06.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +57 08' 00"

Constellation: Perseus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 27/28.11.2006 21:20

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 176x


Field: 23'

NE Lim.mag: 5.8

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 5

Visuality: I

Height: 79

Weather: +2C, windy, moist, bad seeing & transparency

Stars everywhere and them all are in their right places...believe it or not. Five brighter stars in the middle and about 150 fainter around them. A beautiful cluster in this seeing because stars twinkled nicely.