NGC 7789

Alt. Designations: NGC 7789
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Distance: 7.6 kly
Right Ascension: 23h 57m 24.0s
Declination: +56° 42´ 30"
Visual Magnitude: 6.7
Apparent Dimension: 25.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Oct

NGC 7789 is an open cluster in Cassiopeia that was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783. Her brother William Herschel included it in his catalog as H VI.30. This cluster 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 as seen from above.