NGC 884 (other designations χ Perseus , OCL 353 ) is an open star cluster in the constellation Perseus .
star clusters NGC884 (left) and NGC869 (also known as χ and h Perseus)
|opening date||no later than 130 BC e.|
|Designations||NGC 884 , OCL 353|
( Age J2000.0 )
|Type of||Open cluster type I3r|
|Visible magnitude (V)||6.1|
|Visible Dimensions (V)||18.0 '|
This object is one of those listed in the original edition of the New General Catalog .
One of the most famous star clusters. It forms together with h Perseus (NGC 869) a pair of open star clusters visible to the naked eye, also known to Hipparchus . Located at a distance of about 7000 St. years from Earth  .
NGC 884 in the literature
In the clusters h and χ Perseus , the action of the novel by Sergei Snegov "People as Gods" takes place.
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