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Open Star Cluster in Perseus
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h Persei or NGC 869 is one of two open clusters that appear close together in the sky, together forming the Double Cluster or Sword Handle in Perseus. h Persei is the western of the two clusters, with the other being Chi Persei or NGC 884. The stars on the western edge of Chi Persei are visible in the extreme left of this image (and the full cluster can be seen by zooming out slightly). Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas
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