Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 457 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
I have also seen this referred to as the Kachina Doll Cluster. This must
have been by a Southwesterner.
On Sunday, October 28, 2001, at 05:27 PM, Apache User wrote:
> Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Observer: Ron B[ee]
> Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
> Date/time of observation: 10/13/01
> Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
> Site classification: Exurban
> Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
> Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
> Magnification: 22x, 30x, 60x
> Filter(s): none
> Object(s): NGC 457
> Category: Open cluster.
> Constellation: Cas
> Data: mag 6.4 size
> Position: RA : DEC :
> At 22x, it gave me the impression of a drawing of a person my kids used
> to draw
> when they were younger with body, hands and legs made out of lines only.
> Although the shape of the head is not seen, the ìeyesî are the most
> feature, which gives the impression of being cross-eye: the 5th
> magnitude 34
> Phi Cassiopeiae being a much brighter eye than the 7th magnitude SAO
> 22187 ìeyeî. Its arms are stretched out to the side at a 45 degree
> angle above
> its shoulder. Still very prominent feature at 30x. Lost its effect at
> After the session, I later checked its description and saw its name.
> I canít say that I saw any Owl! Favorite!
> Later, I found out that this cluster is also called the "ET Cluster".
> it's closer but I can't say I saw ET either!
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