NGC457 - The Owl Cluster

Credits: Keith Turnecliff

NGC457, also called the Owl Cluster, is an open star cluster with an estimated age of 21 million years.
The two bright stars can be imagined as eyes.
It is just beyond naked eye visibility, but easily seen with binoculars and a beautiful sight through telescopes.

Facts about NGC457 by Keith Turnecliff

NGC457 is one of the finest open clusters in the northern sky.

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for early October at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.