NGC 457 – Open Cluster in Cassiopeia (ET Cluster) | Anthony Ayiomamitis

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Location of photo
Athens, Greece
Date/Time of photo
Sep 25, 2006 @ 02:30 - 04:45 UT+3
AP 160 f/7.5 StarFire EDF, AP 1200GTO GEM, SBIG ST-2000XM, SBIG CFW10, SBIG LRGB + IR-block
How did Messier miss this stunning cluster in Messier? Considered one of the top 100 NGC and non-Messier objects. Also known as the E.T. Cluster due to the bright member stars being similar to those of an "extra-terrestrial".
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