M53 & NGC 5053 - Globular Clusters
Two Quite Different Neighbors
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
Catalog: M53

Magnitude:
7.7

Size:
13'

Constellation: 
Coma Berenices


Common Name or Description: 
Remarkable globular cluster, bright & very compressed
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Date Taken:  1/30/03                           Location:  OCA site, Anza, CA   
Equipment: 
Takahashi FSQ106 telescope & SBIG ST10XME CCD camera
Exposure: 
LRGB = 30/15/15/15 (300 second individual exposures)
Notes: 
NGC5053 hangs in the upper left corner, a loose globular cluster of magnitude 9.8 and a size of 10.5'.