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NGC 457, what do you think it is?

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I refer to the beautiful little open cluster just off the bottom of Casseopia. 

The first time I saw it was through my dob and a highish mag, around 100x and the first thing I thought was wow, it looks like a giant bat!

I have since found out it has names of the OWL, Dragonfly or even ET. 

So what does anyone else thing it should be called, any of the above or something else

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Maybe i should have made a poll,  :grin:

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hardly plausible Steve. those mice have no legs! :grin:

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Showed a group of non astronomers it on friday night from Lucksall camp site , I said would you like to see ET showed them ngc457 and they said it looked like an owl. !!? the unwashed masses can't all be wrong....

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