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7 months 4 weeks ago #106291 by mariosi
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NGC 457,

Constellation Cassiopeia
Right ascension 01h 19m 32.6s
Declination +58° 17′ 27″
Distance 7.922 kly (2.429[ kpc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.4
Apparent dimensions (V) 13.0′

NGC 457 (also known as the Owl Cluster, the ET Cluster, or Caldwell 13) is an open star cluster in the constellation Cassiopeia. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1787,and lies over 7,900 light years away from the Sun. It has an estimated age of 21 million years.The cluster is sometimes referred by amateur astronomers as the Owl Cluster, Kachina Doll Cluster,the ET Cluster (due to its resemblance to the movie character) or the "Skiing Cluster". Two bright stars, magnitude 5 Phi-1 Cassiopeiae and magnitude 7 Phi-2 Cassiopeiae can be imagined as eyes (Wikipedia).

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T/S 30mm plossl 2inches F.O.V.70
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Thanks for looking
Marios

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7 months 4 weeks ago #106292 by flt158
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Very fine sketch, Marios.
I will always call NGC 457 the Owl Cluster.

Aubrey.
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7 months 4 weeks ago #106294 by mariosi
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Hello Aubrey, and thank you for the wonderful feedback!

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