Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  M 53  ·  M53  ·  NGC 5024  ·  NGC 5053  ·  NGC5053
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M53 / NGC5053, 


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M53 / NGC5053

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Canon 6D Modified Canon 6Da

Software: Pleiades Pixinsight 1.8.6 Ripley

Accessory: Lacerta MGEN 2 at 8x50 finder

Dates:April 16, 2020

Frames: 22x480" ISO400

Integration: 2.9 hours

Darks: ~18

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~29

Avg. Moon age: 23.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.90%

Astrometry.net job: 3483032

RA center: 13h 13' 33"

DEC center: +18° 15' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.689 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.818 degrees

Field radius: 1.199 degrees

Resolution: 3877x3323

Locations: Garten, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Data source: Traveller


This one was a hard job. Only 22 of 51 subs could be used due to clouds and wind.
I was not aware that NGC5053 is in the field of view, but I was lucky enough that I just captured it at the edge of the frame.
The imperfect correction of the Vixen Coma Corrector 3 is clearly visible.
Anyway, it is another object on my long list to capture the complete Messier catalogue.


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M53 / NGC5053,