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NGC 457

NGC 457 open cluster (*)

NGC 457
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Right ascension 01h 19.1m
Declination +58° 20′
Distance 9.000 ly (2759.3819 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.4
Apparent dimensions (V) 13.0″
Notable features -
Other designations -
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 457 is an open star cluster in the constellation Cassiopeia. It contains nearly one hundred stars and lies over 9,000 light years away from the Sun. The cluster is sometimes referred by amateur astronomers as the Owl Cluster, or the ET Cluster, due to its resemblance to the movie character.


* NGC 457 at SEDS 1. ^ a b c SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Results for NGC 188. Retrieved on 2006-12-08.

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