Categories: Astrophotography NGC Star Clusters Tags: astrophotography cluster ET Cluster NGC Posted by: Space Dad Comments:1
ET Phone Home
While poking around the Cassiopeia constellation the other night, I spotted a unique star arrangement. When I connected the dots it looked ET phoning home. Big ole bug eyes and all! Without knowing what it was, or if it was anything special, I took a picture just because it looked cool.
While perusing the telescope forum on Reddit earlier this evening, I came across a post with an image that looked all too familiar… thanks to the poster I’ve learned that what I had seen the other night is an open cluster known as the Owl Cluster (NGC 457). Coincidentally, amateur astronomers have given it the nickname “ET Cluster.”
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