M52. The Scorpion Cluster
Open cluster in Cassiopeia

It is an open cluster located in the milky way field. It is one of the clusters  for which the name "salt and pepper" has been proposed.
Distance to earth: 5,000 light years
Visual Magnitude: 5.8
More information:
Messier index. M52

Date and location 20-ago-2003. Madrid, Spain
Telescope 8" Meade LX200GPS, f=2000mm, Equatorial.
Camera Webcam Philips Toucam Pro SC, focal reducer 0.4
Image Processing 20x30s images stacked with Registax. Final process with Corel Photo Paint.

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