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 will become visible at around 21:13 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 51 minutes after the Sun at 23:54.

Name M 53
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5024
Mel 117
Position
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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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