Caroline’s Rose

NGC 7789
NGC 7789

Object Type: open cluster
Location: Petfurdo, Hungary
Date: 2011.09.30.
Media: black pencil on white paper, enhanced with GIMP2.6

This open cluster in Cassiopeia was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783.
It is also known as “The White Rose” Cluster or “Caroline’s Rose” Cluster
because when seen visually, the loops of stars and dark lanes look like the
swirling pattern of rose petals.

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Laszlo Nemeth

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