NGC 457 - The ET Cluster in Cassiopea
One of the many Open Clusters in
NGC 2169 - The '37' Cluster
I couldn't visit ET without paying a visit to one of the other curious Open Clusters. This one is in
M44 - The Beehive Cluster in Cancer
Polaris - Double star in Ursa Minor
Who would have thought that the Pole star would also be a double? This star has far too much going for it, somebody is going to have to curb its ego. Anyhoo, after moving my 'scope to get a better view of Cancer and redoing the polar align I decided to try this double out. It turned out to be a pretty tough split because the difference in brightness between the two is quite large. Coludn't split with x40, but just about got it at x80. At x200 it was an easy split although the dimmer star was often lost in the glare of the brighter one depending on where my eye was. Both stars appeared to be white. By this time the dew was starting to be a problem.