The Owl Cluster (also known as NGC 457, the ET Cluster, or Caldwell 13) is an open cluster in Cassiopeia lying almost 8000 light years away. It gets its fanciful name from the two bright stars resembling eyes.

Technical Information       
Date:                        September, 2014
Location:                 Green Valley, Arizona
Telescope:              Takahashi FSQ-106EDX
Camera:                  SBIG STT-8300M
Filters:                     Astrodon Gen 2
Mount:                     AstroPhysics 1200
Exposure:               RGB = 60:60:60 minutes, all unbinned
Software:                Acquisition: Maxim DL 5, TheSkyX, Pinpoint, CCD Commander
                                 Processing: CCDStack, PhotoShop CS6 with various plugins

Owl Cluster