NGC869 & NGC884 Perseus Double Cluster
Open clusters NGC884, left, and NGC869 right are about 7600 lightyears from Earth and considered quite close to each other at "only" a few hundred lightyears apart. Wonderful to view in a small telescope, they are even visible to the naked eye from a very dark sight, appearing as a small patch of fog. North is at the top.

Scope/Mount: AstroTech AT8RC 8" F8 Ritchey-Chretien with ATFF2 Field Flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount

Camera: Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
Guiding: QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
Exposure: 6 frames, 5 min each.
Software: Nebulosity, PhotoShop
Comment: 10-18-14, Tierra del Sol, CA. Well collimated at last!