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NGC457, The Owl Cluster

A while back, when it was a nearly full moon, but still clear, I decided to shoot some clusters. I ended up with over five hours of exposure time on the Owl Cluster. I’m sure it would be just the same if I only had one hour, but it was a work night, and the camera was out there clicking away all night.

NGC457, The Owl Cluster

NGC457, The Owl Cluster

Anyway, the lessons learned:
1) Open clusters are great targets for moonlit nights.
2) They generally look better with diffraction spikes.

And…

3) The Owl Cluster really does look like an owl!

NGC457, The Owl Cluster

Whoooo!

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