(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5053 - Inst: 18" f/4.5 Dob

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Lew Gramer <owner-netastrocatalog@atmob.org>
Observer: Greg Crinklaw
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: April 2000
Location of site: Cloudcroft, NM, USA (8750 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: excellent transparency
Seeing: poor to fair seeing
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 18" f/4.5 Dob
Magnification: 82x
Filter(s): None.
Object(s): NGC 5053
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: XI
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 9.0 14.0m*; size 10.5 irregular
Position: 13:16:27 +17:41:54
This is a pretty faint globular; it didn't jump out at me like most
do. It appeared primarily as a faint, mostly round, smattering of
stars embedded in a very faint haze. Oddly, it was most visible at
82x. This globular lies near the much more famous M53.
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