(IAAC) Obj: M53 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/04/10 4h37 UT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Québec, Canada (Lat 45.4542°, Elev 316 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M53
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: V
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 7.5  size 12.6
Position: RA 13:13  DEC 18:10
In Coma Berenices, at ~1° NE of Alpha Com. Globular cluster of beautiful appearance which seems to show a high degree of concentration. I also note that the size of the object are reduced if I compare them with other globular clusters. M53 does not show a particular concentration in the center.
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