November 2016 - Picture of the Month
NGC 559 in the Constellation of Cassiopeia
I've spent some time over the last couple of months in Cassiopeia looking at open clusters. But this one – NGC 559 – somehow escaped me. It's not going to do that for long now I've seen this wonderful image of David's!
It's crisp and contrasty, capturing the things I love best about these bundles of stars. Whilst not particularly bright, NGC 559 has a Trumpler classification of I1m which should help pull it out from the background.
Whilst deciding on an image for Picture of the Month I noticed I've been a little nebulosity obsessed recently. I also found that open clusters haven't really featured, and that's a pity because they're fantastic objects to chase. So I've put that right.
James Whinfrey - Website Administrator.