Basic object information
Object name: NGC 457
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 6.4
Size: 20.0'
Number of stars: 80
Magnitude of brightest star: 8.6
Object classification: I 3 r
Description: Cl,B,L,pRi,*7,8,10
Notes: H VII 42;Phi Cas is not a member;Not incl in mag

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 01h 19m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +58 17' 00"
Constellation: Cassiopeia

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date/Time: 16/17.9.2009 1:50

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 214x
Field: 23'
Background sky: 2 (21.1)Visuality: I

Filter: -
NE Lim.mag: 6.7
Seeing: 2
Height: 79

Weather: +7C

The Owl Cluster. A legendary owl figure is very obvious even at low powers. It barely fits in the field at 214x. Once you see it, you can't forget it. The clouds cut of the observing session so some field stars might be missing.