Messier 53 (M 53)

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 53 in the constellation Coma Berenices.

 

Introduction

The globular star cluster M 53 in the constellation Coma Berenices shows, according to Stoyan, the typical appearance of mayn globular star clusters: a bright light ball with increasing brightness towards the center. Only in large telescopes, M 53 can be seen as a compact star cluster rich of stars.

Size: 7' / 10' (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Distance: 32,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 53 is located in constellation Coma Berenices, but is easiest to find from Arcturus in constellation Bootes

The globular star cluster M 53 in constellation Coma Berenices, as well as the galaxy M 64 and the open star cluster Mel 111

 

My Own Observations

I approached M 53 in Mühlhausen / Kraichgau in May 2017 with the Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS on the GoTo mount.

 

References

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