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Contains:  M 53, NGC 5024
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Messier 53, 


            Elisabeth Milne
Messier 53
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Messier 53

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Imaging telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher Esprit 120 ED

Imaging cameras:Moravian Instruments Moravian G2-8300

Mounts:Mesu 200

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher Esprit 120 ED

Guiding cameras:Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software:PhD 2PixInsightSequence Generator PROPhotoshop

Filters:Baader BBaader GBaader R

Dates:April 26, 2020

Baader B: 39x300" bin 1x1
Baader G: 39x300" bin 1x1
Baader R: 39x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 9.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.59%

Basic astrometry details job: 3467403

RA center: 13h 12' 48"

DEC center: +18° 20' 16"

Pixel scale: 1.296 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.504 degrees

Field radius: 0.730 degrees

Resolution: 3214x2470

Locations: Home, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


M53 is a globular cluster in Coma Berenices. It is estimated to be around 58,400 light-years away and is 220 light years wide. It was first discovered by Johann Elert Bode in 3 February 1775 and was observed by Messier on 26 February 1777.

M53 was imaged from our home observatory between 21 and 26 April 2020

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120 ED
Camera: Moravian G2-8300
Filters: Baader RGB
Mount: Mesu 200

Red: 39 x 300 s
Green: 39 x 300 s
Blue: 39 x 300s

A total of 9 hours and 45 minutes exposure

Data: Elisabeth Milne & Steve Milne

Processing: Elisabeth Milne



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Messier 53, 


            Elisabeth Milne

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