The globular cluster M 53

Image of M 53
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 53 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:33 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 66° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:20, 69° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:12, when it sinks to 24° above your western horizon.

Name M 53
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5024
Mel 117
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:7.79 (V)[1]
8.95 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.16
Right Ascension:13h12m [1]
Declination:+18°10' [1]
Distance:17.8 kpc
58.0 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-8.46




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