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 , M 53 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:45 (EST) – 6 hours and 34 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 59° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:08.

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Name M 53
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5024
Mel 117
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:7.70 (V)[2]
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):-8.55




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