NGC 457 The Owl cluster

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Ian Papworth
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NGC 457 The Owl cluster

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Image of another open cluster, NGC 457 The Owl cluster in Cassiopeia. Imaged with the skywatcher 150p and Altair hypercam 183c pro.
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Skywatcher 150p on EQ3-2 pro synscan mount
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brian livesey
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Re: NGC 457 The Owl cluster

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The cluster looks very pretty in the 25X70 binoculars. It's an old favourite. Thanks Ian for calling it the Owl and not the ET cluster. The colours are well shown in your image. Cassiopeia is rich in binocular star fields and clusters.
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Re: NGC 457 The Owl cluster

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It’s a lovely image and reminds me a bit of the “the Jewel Box” in Crux, though not as busy. This was one of the first ngc clusters that I looked for in binoculars many years ago, an old acquaintance. Thanks Ian, Bob.
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Yes Bob, it does look like a lesser Jewel Box. Both clusters contain conspicuous red giants.
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Ian Papworth
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Re: NGC 457 The Owl cluster

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Thanks all. I am a traditionalist so Owl cluster it remains

Here is a closer view of it.
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Skywatcher 150p on EQ3-2 pro synscan mount
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