M 52 – NGC 7654


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M52 is located in Cassiopeia at nearly 5,000 light years from us. M52 is a very rich open cluster, mainly populated by yellow F stars, it also contains some blue stars. The Cave Nebula (Sh2-155, Caldwell 9) and the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) are located very close to M52, but outside this frame.

Additional Information


Name(s): M52, NGC 7654

Type: Open Cluster

RA:  23h 24m 48s

Dec: +61ΒΊ 34’ 55.4”

Constellation: Cassiopeia

Size (arcmin): 15

Magnitude: +7

Distance: 4,600 ly


Date: 2012-10-09

Location: Corbera de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia

Size (arcmin): 37×27

Telescope: Celestron 11” HD f/10

Camera: FLI ML6303 (3072x2048pix)

Guiding: Orion SSAG/Nikkor 500mm f/8

Total exposure: 40 min (L: 10min; RGB: 30min)

Processing: PixInsight

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