Waid Observatory

Object: NGC 752
Dec. 14-15, 2019    -    Location: Davis Mountains west of Fort Davis, TX
Telescope: Stellarvue SV102ED   Mount: MI-250   Camera: ST-8300M
Exposure: L = 120 min. (bin 1x1) -  R G & B = 60 min. each (bin 2x2)

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NGC 752


NGC 752 - Open Cluster in Andromeda 1,2

Probably discovered by Giovanni Battista Hodierna before 1654
Rediscovered by Caroline Herschel on September 29, 1783

NGC 752 is an open cluster located in the northern constellation of Andromeda approximately 1,300 light years from the Earth.  The cluster is relative bright with a combined visual magnitude of about 6.  The cluster is scattered with stars spanning an area over twice the size of the full Moon. .  The cluster contains 258 listed stars.  The age of the cluster is estimated to be approximately 1.3 billion years. 


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