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Messier Catalog M53

M53 (NGC 5024)

Messier M53 (NGC 5024) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Coma Berenices, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M53 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 8.5*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 12.6' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 5024
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 8.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 12.6'
      1. RA:
      2. 13h 12.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 18 10'
      1. Season:
      2. late spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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