The famous Double Cluster was spectacular this evening. Caught it before the moonrise and was able to fit both NGC869 and NGC884 into a single field of view with a 24mm 82deg EP. Spent a long while just soaking in the view. Burnham's description of "one of the truly classic examples of a galactic cluster, and a wonderfully beautiful object for a moderate telescope." is spot on!

The field is full of diamond dust, interesting colors and textures, and small asterisms popping into view the longer you look.

Of note are the red giants in NGC884!

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