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Messier Catalog M52

M52 (NGC 7654)

Messier M52 (NGC 7654) is a open cluster located in the constellation Cassiopeia, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M52 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 8.0*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 13' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 7654
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 8.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 13'
      1. RA:
      2. 23h 24.2m
      1. Dec:
      2. 61 35'
      1. Season:
      2. winter
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Perseus Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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