Waid Observatory

Object: NGC 436
Date: Sept. 27, 2014  -   Location: Denton,TX
Telescope: ATRC12  -  Camera: ST-10XME  -  Mount: MI-250
Guided using Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider (ONAG)
Exposure: Luminance = 30 min. - Red, Green, & Blue = 20 min. each

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NGC 436 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

NGC 436

Discovered in 1857 by William Herschel, NGC 436 is a relatively small open cluster of stars located in the constellation Cassiopeia.  It is only a very short distance from the cluster NGC 457 and the pair is sometimes referred to as the Belt of Venus.  Both clusters are bright and stand out from background stars making a striking view in amateur telescopes.

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