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NGC 884 (Chi Persei Cluster) - Open Cluster

NGC 884 is a Open Cluster in the Perseus constellation. NGC 884 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 884
Open Cluster
Perseus
  • NGC 884 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 69° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 3.8, NGC 884 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
Available Resources for NGC 884 (Chi Persei Cluster) - Open Cluster

Photometric information of NGC 884

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 884 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

4.4
3.8

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of NGC 884

The following table reports NGC 884 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 884 is a visual representation of it.
10.5 arcmin
10.5 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 884

The image below is a photograph of NGC 884 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.35x0.35 degrees (21x21 arcmins).

Image of NGC 884 (Chi Persei Cluster) - Open Cluster star
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DSS2 image of NGC 884 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10.5 arcmin) and minor (10.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 884

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 884 are provided in the following table:

02h 22m 32s
+57° 08’ 38”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 884 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart NGC 884 (Chi Persei Cluster) - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 884 (Chi Persei Cluster) - Open Cluster.

Finder chart NGC 884 (Chi Persei Cluster) - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 884 (Chi Persei Cluster) - Open Cluster.

Rise ans set times of NGC 884 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

NGC 884 (Chi Persei Cluster) - Open Cluster is circumpolar and transits at 00:30 UTC (altitude: 84.3°)