Messier 52 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 52, also known as NGC 7654, “The Scorpion", "Cassiopeia Salt-and-Pepper" or "October Salt-and-Pepper", is an open cluster in the constellation of Cassiopeia.  It has a diameter of ~10 light-years, lies at a distance of ~3,000 light-years and is ~35 million years old.  This image comprises 8 x Luminance (20 seconds each) and 4 x Red, Green and Blue (20, 21 and 14 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 50 degrees over two nights on 20 and 22 August 2015. The field of view of the image is 34’ x 23’.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 8 October 2018
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