Photo of the Week for August 29, 2014
One of the finest non-Messier open clusters in the sky is this gem, NGC 7789, located in western Cassiopeia. The grouping was discovered by Caroline Herschel (sister of the famed British astronomer, William Herschel) in the autumn of 1783.
This fine portrait of “Caroline’s Rose” was captured by Guelph, Ontario, astrophotographer Ron Brecher. Ron used a QSI 583wsg camera attached to a 10-inch ASA astrographic reflector working at f/3.6 to acquire the image data. You can see more of his deep-sky photos by visiting his web site.
For more about NGC7789, be sure to check out Ken Hewitt-White’s Scoping the Sky column in the September/October 2014 issue of SkyNews.