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Owl Cluster Facts

Owl Cluster is an open star cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 7.922 KLy light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

It is also referred to as IC457 which is short for Index Catalogue number 457. The Index Catalogue is an update to the earlier NGC catalogue. Owl Cluster was discovered in 1787 by Sir William Herschel.

The Open Star Cluster's location is 1:19:32 (R.A.) and 58:17:27 (Dec.).

Fact File


NameOwl Cluster
TypeOpen Star Cluster
Index Catalogue IdIC457
ConstellationCassiopeia
Right Ascension1:19:32
Declination58:17:27
Distance (Lt.Yr)7.922 KLy
Year of Discovery1787
DiscovererSir William Herschel
Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_457


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