Simcoe Skies Astronomy

The Owl/Dragonfly/E.T. Cluster - NGC 457

An open cluster in Cassiopeia, resembling an owl, dragonfly, or Spielberg's ET character.

For more information on NGC 457 from Wikipedia, click here.

NGC 457, July 28, 2008

First successful image of this target.

Date: July 28/08
Exposures: 50
Exposure length: 15 seconds, unguided
Amp on setting: OFF
Data aquisition: RAW mode
Brightness: 80%
Gain: 70%
Gamma: 52%
Color: R34B16

Notes: First try with a 200mm lens on the ToUcam (piggybacked on the main OTA). An IR filter would probably help to prevent star blooming as seen here.

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