double cluster


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double cluster

A pair of clusters that lie relatively close together. A well-known example is the pair h and Chi Persei, in which the individual clusters appear to be of similar age.

double cluster

[¦dəb·əl ′kləs·tər]
(astronomy)
A pair of globular clusters that are physically close to each other, near the northern boundary of the constellation Perseus.
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Poor Molly's mouth was rather wider open than usual, as she walked along with her eyes fixed on the double cluster of vessels in her hands, quite innocent of the expression in her mistress's eye.
58[degrees] (near the Double Cluster, on the Perseus-Cassiopeia border) climbs higher in the eastern sky.
BINOCULAR TARGETS HIGH in the winter sky the constellation of Perseus hosts the famous double cluster.
Binocular targets include the double cluster in Perseus NGC 884 and NGC 869.
By far the most prominent feature of Perseus is the magnificent double cluster often called 'The Sword Handle'.
Like an astronomical tourist, I was guided across the sky: the Orion nebula, that cloudy, star-forming region in the middle of the sword of the constellation; the double cluster in Perseus; Saturn; the furry glow around the aptly named Eskimo in the Gemini constellation; the open cluster of the Pleiades.
The Double Cluster in the sword handle of Perseus is still at an elevation of some 40[degrees] and an excellent binocular object.
Contained within this region are three Open Clusters, M34, M103 and the Double Cluster.
Balance a double cluster on the rim of a glass of fruity sparkling wine and pluck the tiny berries to enjoy as you drink-some people munch the most tender stems with the fruit.
When I was young the Double Cluster was always referred to as h & Chi Perseus, their Bayer designations, though it's hard to explain why they should have been seen as stars, as they are clearly nebulous.
We are all familiar with the double cluster in Perseus, M42, the Orion Nebula, and M31, the Andromeda galaxy, but reports have been trickling their way around the amateur community that much, much fainter objects can be seen.
0) the planetary lies just under 1[degrees] north of 4th magnitude phi Persei and approximately 8[degrees] south-west of the Double Cluster.