M53

 

Object Type: Globular Cluster
Scope: C-9.25"
Exposure 100 minutes

 

 

Messier 53 (also known as M53, or NGC 5024) is a globular cluster in the Coma Berenices constellation. It was discovered by Johann Elert Bode in 1775. 

 

M53 is one of the more outlying globular clusters, being about 60,000 light-years away from the Galactic Center, and almost the same distance (about 58,000 light-years) from the Solar system.

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