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 Cambridge , M 53 is visible all night. It will become visible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:45, 27° above your western horizon.

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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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