(IAAC) Obj: M52 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)

Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 10/12/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 30x, 60x, 110x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M52
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 6.9  size 13'
Position: RA :  DEC :
At 40x, this OC is smaller than NGC 7789 and gives the appearance of compact 
salt&pepper look with a prominent 8th magnitude orange star, SAO 20606.  Better 
view at 30x and is roughly compact, oval.  Start to resolve the stars at 60x 
with some 10 bright stars.  110x brings the stars out and are clearly seen.  
The OC lost its compactness.
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