Monday, October 10, 2016


Nope, no M97 this time. Its NGC457 star open cluster in Cassiopeia. Plus NGC436 little sister. Both are relatively young clusters - first one is about 20 millions year old, smaller one is four times older, nothing impressive though :)
First one is called Owl, E.T. or Kachina Doll cluster, second one is anonymous.
Pictured from my backyard with 130mm refractor and Atik383 camera on EQ6 mount. 2 hours total exposure time
NGC457 Owl (bottom) and NGC436 (top right) open clusters in Cassiopeia
Clear skies!

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