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Messier 52 (M52, NGC7654)


Messier 52 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 5 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 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 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 .

(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
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id52
NGC Id7654
ConstellationCassiopeia
TypeOpen Cluster
Right Ascension23:42.2
Declination+61:35
Distance (Lt.Yr)5
Visual Brightness7.3
Apparent Dimension13.0
Apparent Magnitude5
Year of Discovery1774
DiscovererCharles Messier