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Perseus 'a' and ngc1444

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Has anyone looked at Perseus 'a' recently? I've never really looked at random stars before but when I did, I thought I had stumbled across a cluster... A great tight string of stars sit just below it and a bunch of doubles sit all around it too - one of those little patches that make your eyes jump this way and that.  I had it through my 10x50s.  Worth checking out at low power.  

Just over from this star is NGC 1444 - Im not sure if I was looking at the cluster as it seemed to be much bigger than my Cambridge star atlas suggested it was , at low power you see a full f.o.v of faint stars in a 'wave' pattern.  But maybe they were just faint stars not listed in m atlas... Anyone veiwed this?

Clear skies, Mark

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It's amazing how a little mag can make such a difference.  Just looked again around Perseus 'a' at x16 and its really nothing to write home about.  Swap to 10x50s and its a different story...😐

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