M52 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

M 52 is an open star cluster that is rich in stars. Charles Messier discovered this object in 1774. It spans approximately 13 arcminutes and can easily be seen through a pair of binoculars. NGC 7635 (the Bubble Nebula) lies nearby.

   
Telescope: Takahashi FS-102 @ f/8
Camera: Canon 10D
Mount: Takahashi EM200 Temma
Guiding STV with 105mm Takumar lens
Exposures: 6 @ 5 min.
Note:  Images were calibrated and added in ImagesPlus. Levels and Curves were adjusted in Photoshop 7.
   
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