Kemble’s Cascade

Kemble’s Cascade

Kemble’s Cascade (Kemble 1), located in the constellation Camelopardalis, is an asterism — a pattern created by unrelated stars.

It was named by Walter Scott Houston in honour of Father Lucian Kemble (1922–1999), a Franciscan friar and amateur astronomer who wrote a letter to Houston about the asterism, describing it as “a beautiful cascade of faint stars tumbling from the northwest down to the open cluster NGC 1502” that he had discovered while sweeping the sky with a pair of 7×35 binoculars.

I have enhanced the image considerably in Photoshop to better illustrated the beauty of this star pattern.


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