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M52: Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

Right Ascension 23 : 24.2 (h:m)
Declination +61 : 35 (deg:m)
Distance 5.0 (kly)
Visual Brightness 7.3 (mag)
Apparent Dimension 13.0 (arc min)
More information on M52

Exposure: one 200 second (10 x 20sec./T&A) combined with a single 120 second exposure
Camera: SBIG ST237 cooled to -17c
Guiding:ST-4 on the ST-80 @ 1 sec.
Telescope: 8" f/4 Newtonian
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Processing: Stacked and processed in Maxim/DL
Date: 8/24/2001