Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  M 53  ·  NGC 5024  ·  The star 39Com  ·  The star αCom
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M53 at 200mm, 


            William Maxwell
M53 at 200mm
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M53 at 200mm

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takumar 200mm prime lens Takumar 200mm

Imaging cameras: Canon 500D Canon T1i

Mounts: Celestron CG-4 MotorDrive

Software: Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS4

Dates:March 16, 2021

Frames: 302x60"

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.75%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4331306

RA center: 13h 13' 0"

DEC center: +18° 56' 13"

Pixel scale: 4.842 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 182.283 degrees

Field radius: 3.836 degrees

Resolution: 3293x4658

Data source: Backyard


I've been fascinated with these wider field shots with a wider perspective and a scale somewhat closer to the "naked eye".

These wide fields on small targets are a great reminder that, with our fancy scopes and nice cameras these days, we really do have access to some amazing views.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M53 at 200mm, 


            William Maxwell

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