Wednesday, 16 January 2013

M52



M52 / NGC7654 / The Scorpion
Constellation - Cassiopeia
Open cluster
Distance - 5100Ly
Mag 6.9

Date - 14/1/13
Seeing - Antoniadi III
Transparency - poor
SQM 19.88 (LM 5.4)

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP - 26mm Nagler x73 (TFoV 1.1˚)

Sketch notes
Faint cluster, but stands out quite well and a fairly easy find.
Poor transparency (and rain!) made it a tricky sketch.

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