M53 (NGC 5024) is a globular cluster located within the constellation Coma Berenices, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.
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.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
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