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Globular Cluster
M53 | Messier 53 | NGC 5024
One of the more distant globulars, this cluster is in Coma Berenices. It contains over 500,000 stars.


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All Images of Globular Cluster
30 Mar 2017
12 Feb 2016
15 Mar 2010
Details:
Night of:Wednesday March 29, 2017
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:12:15 AM | Mar 30, 2017
Altitude:74
RA:13h 12m 55s
Declination:+18d 10' 05"
Distance:58,000 light years
Magnitude:+8.3 mV
Size:13'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NightScape
f/ratio:f6.3
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:819 x 769 pixels (0.6 MP)
19.8' x 18.6'
Exposure:15 sec
Stacked Frames:26
Post Processing:processed with flats
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