Astro-Drawings 2001

by Gerhard Niklasch

Our Galaxy: Open Clusters

NGC 457, Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

NGC 457

Small and pretty open cluster around phi Cas (the bright star at the top), commonly described as the "Owl Cluster", for rather obvious reasons!

Drawn 2001 July 28, 03:45-03:55 MEST (01:45-01:55 UT), JD2452118.573

Instrument: 8" f/5 Newton, UWA 6.7mm (magnification c.150×)

G. Niklasch / Mon, 30 Jul 2001 14:42:19 MEST