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Messier 52 (NGC7654)

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. Messier 52 (NGC7654) was discovered in 1774 by Charles Messier. The Open Cluster's location is 23:42.2 (R.A.) and +61:35 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 5 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.

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NameMessier 52 (NGC7654)
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id52
NGC Id7654
Right Ascension23:42.2
Distance (Lt.Yr)5000
Visual Brightness7.3
Apparent Dimension13.0
Apparent Magnitude5
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1774
DiscovererCharles Messier

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