Phil Harrington’s binocular universe (November 2005)
In addition to M52 and NGC 7789, Cassiopeia hosts several other open star clusters that are visible tonight through your binoculars. Here are some others to tempt you outside.
lies about halfway between the stars Caph and Gamma (γ) Cassiopeiae, the Cassiopeia W’s western and center stars, respectively.
NGC 457 the Owl Cluster, is found just to the south of the star Ruchbah in the Cassiopeia W.
M103 is a compact open cluster northeast of Ruchbah.
NGC 663, is located just east of the halfway point between the stars Ruchbah and Segin, the two easternmost stars in the W.
Stock 2, the Muscleman Cluster, is set just 2° north of the famous Double Cluster in Perseus.