Messier 52 (M 52)

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 52 in the constallation Cassiopeia.

 

Introduction

According to Stoyan, the open star cluster M 52 in the constellation Cassiopeia belongs to the richest open star clusters of the northern sky. Karkoschka, on the other hand, characterized it as "many weak stars in the telescope." For me, it was hard to find at the beginning, and there was not much to see (see Karkoschka) - next time, it got better...

Size: 10' (Stoyan)
Distance: 4,600 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: *** (Stoyan).

 

Map

M 52 in constellation Cassiopeia (top) and further DSOs that I observed around Cassiopeia. (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 52 - Feb 5, 2020

 

M 52 - Feb 5, 2020, processed

 

M 52 - Feb 6, 2020

        

M 52 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 52 - Mar 18, 2020, processed

 

 

           

M 52 - Aug 24, 2020

 

M 52 - Aug 24, 2020, processed

 

 

 

My Own Observations

Observations September/October 2018

Observations February to September 2020

 

References

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