(IAAC) Obj: NGC 457 - Inst: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield

Observer: Martin Baur
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 25.01.2000 20:00 MET
Location of site: clearing near Hofgeismar, Germany (Lat +51, Elev 820ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield
Magnification: 16x 21x
Object(s): NGC 457
Category: Open cluster.
Class: I 3 r
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 6,4  size 13'
Position: RA 01:19.1  DEC +58:20
A very rewarding cluster even to smaller scopes. It appeared well concentrated
with dozens of stars. The brightness of the stars ranges from quite bright to
faint. With my Widefield scope was it difficult to resolve the fainter ones.
Perhaps beside NGC 663 the most beautiful cluster in Cassiopeia.
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