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M52

NGC 7654

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberM52
NGC/IC NumberNGC 7654
ConstellationCassiopeia
Right Ascension23h 24m 48s
Declination+61° 35' 36"
Distancec.4,600 light years
c.1,400 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.9
Absolute: -3.8
DiameterApparent: 15'
Actual: 20 light years
Number of Starsc. 1,000
Optimum VisibilitySeptember / October (Usually visible from northern latitudes)

An open star cluster in the band of the Milky Way. It lies within Cassiopeia, near that constellation's border with Cepheus, this cluster is rich and relatively young. It is some 4,600 light years distant from Earth.

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