NGC 457

NGC 457

This open cluster is in the constellation of Cassiopeia and is easily visible with binocculars or a small telescope under moderately dark skies. Also known as, the Owl Cluster, ET Cluster and Caldwell 13. The cluster was first catalogued by William Herschel in 1787. North is up.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: NGC 457 or Caldwell 13
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Gen II Filters Distance: Approx 7900 light years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Open Cluster
Exposure: 3 Hours RGB Position: R.A. 01 hr 19 min , Dec +58017'
Processed using PixInsight Date: September 2014
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/MaximDL/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village