Nebulae

M52 with FSQ85 and G2-8300 Camera

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M52 Open Cluster in Cassiopeia

M52 is a fabulous open cluster in Cassiopeia.  It is set against a huge amount of nebulosity that spans across the constellations of Cassiopeia and Cepheus.   In this image The Bubble Nebula can be seen at the four o’clock position with respect to M52 and many other objects in the Sharpless Catalogue of nebulae are also visible.  These are detailed in the annotated version of the image below.  The square red box on the finder chart on the right represents the image

M52 Cluster FSQ85 G2-8300 Annotated
M52_FindingChart

Technical Information

Imaged from my backyard in Nottingham, UK on 28 November 2021 with a FSQ85140 refractor and Moravian G2-8300 cooled CCD camera and Astrodon filters on my MESU200 mount guided with OAG.

All images data binned 1×1:

Ha> 9 x 300s ; Red > 9 x 300s ; Green 9 x 300s ; Blue > 9 x 300s

Image capture with NINA and processing in PixInsight and Photoshop CC.

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