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Messier 52 or M52, also known as NGC 7654, is an open cluster of stars in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia. It was discovered by Charles Messier on September 7, 1774. M52 can be seen from Earth with binoculars. The brightness of the cluster is influenced by extinction, which is stronger in the southern half.

Object Information

Name M52
Type 0pen Cluster
Constellation Cassiopeia
Catalogue NGC 7652

Acquisition / Processing

Exposure L- 300 sec X 10
R, G, B - 300 sec x 5 each
2.08 Hrs
Telescope AP 160 EDF - FF @ f7.7
Camera SBIG STT-8300
Camera Temp -40ÂșC
Guiding STT-8300 Internal
Mount AP 1100 GTO
Filters Astrodon - Gen 2 LRGB
Processing PixInsight
Location San Pedro Creek, NM
Date 9/22/2019

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