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Open star cluster M52
Die Spiralgalaxie M52 is in the constellation Cassiopeia (Cas).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 8,0m
Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M52, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about 10x-35x. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
The best month for observing M52 is October. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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