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(IAAC) Obj: M53 - Inst: 3.5" Refractor 700mm



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Observer: Mark Wilson
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 5/16/2001  03:00 UT
Location of site: Lehigh Acres Florida (Lat 46.35*N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 3.5" Refractor 700mm
Magnification: 10x, 28x,, 77x
Filter(s): Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, LPR
Object(s): M53
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: com
Data: mag 7.7  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
I stumbled across M53 while looking through 5x70 binoculars for M3.  Though M53 was not as distint as M3, it was worth taking the time to just stare at it for a while :)  This was a pleasant suprise for the evening.
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