|Right Ascension||23 : 57.0 (h:m)
|Declination||+56 : 44 (deg:m)
|Distance|| 7.6 (kly)
|Visual Brightness|| 6.7 (mag)
|Apparent Dimension||16 (arc min)|
Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783.
When Caroline Herschel discovered this cluster in fall 1783, her brother William included it in his catalog as H VI.30.
This cluster has been classified as of Trumpler type II 2 r.
The image in this page was obtained by Till Credner and Sven Kohle. It was cropped from a larger image, which they had obtained within their Constellation Cassiopeia photography. The image displayed here was cropped and magnified from a much larger, wider-field (39x27 deg) color film (Kodak Royal Gold 400 Select) image. It was taken by Till Credner and Sven Kohle on September 24, 1998, 00:43 UT, from Alfarnate, Andalucía, Spain with a 50mm f/4.0 photo lens, and is a 40-minutes exposure.
Last Modification: September 5, 2002