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Messier 52 (NGC7654) Facts

Messier 52 (NGC7654) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 5000 light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

It is referred to as M(52) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(7654) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Open Cluster's location is 23:42.2 (R.A.) and +61:35 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 5.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 13.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

(M52,NGC7654) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1774 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(23:42.2), Dec(+61:35) and its distance is calculated 5 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 13.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 52 (NGC7654)
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id52
NGC Id7654
ConstellationCassiopeia
Right Ascension23:42.2
Declination+61:35
Distance (Lt.Yr)5000
Apparent Dimension13.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude5.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1774
DiscovererCharles Messier


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