Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  HD223924  ·  HD223969  ·  HD224425  ·  HD224436  ·  HD240465  ·  NGC 7789
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Caroline's Rose cluster - NGC 7789, Massimo Di Fusco
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Caroline's Rose cluster - NGC 7789

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Caroline's Rose cluster - NGC 7789, Massimo Di Fusco
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Caroline's Rose cluster - NGC 7789

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NGC 7789 (also known as Caroline's Rose, Caroline's Haystack or the White Rose Cluster) is an open cluster 7600 light-year away in Cassiopeia that was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783. Her brother William Herschel included it in his catalog as H VI.30. William's son, John Herschel, later re-observed it and included it in his turn in the General Catalog of Nebulae and Clusters with number 2284.

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