Messier 53 (M 53)

Introduction | Map | Find/Identify | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 53 in the constellation Coma Berenices.

 

Introduction

The globular star cluster M 53 in the constellation Coma Berenices shows, according to Stoyan, the typical appearance of mayn globular star clusters: a bright light ball with increasing brightness towards the center. Only in large telescopes, M 53 can be seen as a compact star cluster rich of stars. In the eVscope, a lot of stars can be resolved.

Size: 7' / 10' (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Distance: 32,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

The globular star cluster M 53 in constellation Coma Berenices, as well as the galaxy M 64 and the open star cluster Mel 111 (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

Find/Identify

Find/Identify: M 53 is located in constellation Coma Berenices, but is easiest to find from Arcturus in constellation Bootes (and thereby to identify):

(Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Best Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 53 - Mar 23, 2020

 

M 53 - Mar 23, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Mar 23, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - Mar 24, 2020 (shortly after midnight)

 

M 53 - Mar 24, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Mar 24, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - May 17, 2020

 

M 53 - May 17, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - May 17, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - May 21, 2020

 

M 53 - May 21, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - May 21, 2020, processed and sharpened

 

My Own Observations

Observations May 2017

Observations June 2019

Observations March to August 2020

 

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

eVscope

   

M 53 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 53 - Mar 18, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Mar 18, 2020, processed and sharpened

     

M 53 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 53 - Mar 18, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Mar 18, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - Mar 23, 2020

 

M 53 - Mar 23, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Mar 23, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - Mar 23, 2020

 

M 53 - Mar 23, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Mar 23, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - Mar 24, 2020 (shortly after midnight)

 

M 53 - Mar 24, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Mar 24, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - Apr 21, 2020

 

M 53 - Apr 21, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Apr 21, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - May 17, 2020

 

M 53 - May 17, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - May 17, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - May 17, 2020

 

M 53 - May 17, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - May 17, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - May 21, 2020

 

M 53 - May 21, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - May 21, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - Jun 7, 2020

 

M 53 - Jun 7, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Jun 7, 2020, processed and sharpened

         

M 53 - Aug 8, 2020, out of focus

 

M 53 - Aug 8, 2020, processed

 

M 53 - Aug 8, 2020, processed and sharpened