Open Cluster bonanza!
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:56 PM
Some of these were more impressive than others. The ones I liked best were: 225, quite a few bright stars, 381, 457 (ET), 663 (rich cluster, flanked by 654 and 659), 1027 and best of all 7789. Never get enough of 7789, it actually looks like a rose with all the dark lanes in it.
While in Cassiopeia I also observed some double stars. eta cas and sigma cas were nice enough, but iota cas was a really nice triple.
Outside of Cassiopeia I took a quick peek at M34, M36, M37, M38+ngc1907, the double cluster and the Andromeda galaxy.
All in all, two very nice evenings.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:14 PM
But M35 along with NGC2158 are not happy that you missed them .
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:06 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:02 AM