M52


3rd September 2004

Open cluster
Magnitude: 6.9; Size: 13.0'
Right ascension: 23h 25m 4s Declination: +61 37' 53"
Constellation: Cassiopeia

200mm F5 newtonian @ F3.3, SC1.5 toucam
80mm F5 refractor @ F10 guidescope with SC1 toucam and GuideDog

50 or so 30s frames. I've never been a great fan of open clusters, but this one does seem to have an awful lot of stars in it!! With a bit of ugly stretching I can see another level of dimmer stars underneath.
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Location: Curdridge, Southampton, UK. 51N 15W.
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