Thursday, 24 October 2013

NGC 457

N.G.C 457 / C13 / The Owl cluster
Constellation - Cassiopeia
Open Cluster
Distance 7.9kly
Mag 6.4

Date 23/10/13
Seeing - Antoniadi II
Transparency - Good
SQM 20.1 (LM 5.5)

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP - 11mm ES x172 TFoV 0.28

Sketch notes
Very easy find and quite a bright cluster even from home with moderate LP.
I expected to see two bright stars making up the owls eyes, maybe they are there and I just lack the imagination to see them but personally I'm going to notch this up as another objects with an asterism I cant see!

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