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NGC7789 aka Caroline’s Rose… NGC 7789 is an open cluster in Cassiopeia that was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783. Her brother William Herschel included it in his catalog as H VI.30. This cluster is also known as “The White Rose” Cluster or “Caroline’s Rose” Cluster because when seen visually, the loops of stars and dark …

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This image shows the Double Cluster in the constellation of Perseus. The Double Cluster (also known as Caldwell 14) is the common name for the naked-eye open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 (often designated h Persei and χ Persei, respectively), which are close together in the constellation Perseus. NGC 869 and NGC 884 both …

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The Double Cluster (also known as Caldwell 14) is the common name for the naked-eye open clusters NGC 869 andNGC 884 (often designated h Persei and χ Persei, respectively), which are close together in the constellation Perseus. NGC 869 and NGC 884 both lie at a distance of 7500 light years. NGC 869 has a mass of 3700 solar masses and NGC 884 …

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  Messier 13 or M13 (also designated NGC 6205 and sometimes called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules or the Hercules Globular Cluster) is a globular cluster of about 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules.     Telescope: TEC-140 Camera: QSI-583ws Exposure: Luminance: 19×300 and 10×600 R,G,B: 12×300 each Total: 5,4 hours

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Discovered 1775 by Johann Elert Bode. Globular star cluster Messier 53 (M53, NGC 5024) is one of the more outlying globulars, being about 60,000 light years away from the Galactic center, and almost the same distance (about 58,000 light years) from out Solar system. At this distance, its apparent angular diameter of 13′ corresponds to …

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