Keith Hagen, a staff member at The Union, captured this image of the Double Cluster with his Meade 8” Catadioptric telescope from his Grass Valley home on Nov. 16. Located in the Perseus constellation, the Double Cluster lies at an approximate distance of 7,600 light years from earth and is estimated to be roughly 12.8 million years old.
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