M53


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Date Taken:
Smoot
Messier 53
Star cluster
Mayhill, NM
05-16-2011
Description

M53 is a globular cluster located about 60,000 light years away (one of the farther globulars) located in the constellation Coma Berenices.  As indicated in this image, this is not one of the more colorful globulars (though, note, this image was taken when the moon was nearby and may not be completely representative).

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
~ 60 min each RGB
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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