M53 - A Globular Cluster


M53 (NGC 5024) is a magnitude 7.7, 12.6 arc-minute globular found in Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair).

This shot was taken at f/6.3 with the 12" LX200 and ST-8E CCD from my back yard in Monmouth Oregon on June 17, 2000. A big Moon was in the sky.  It is a composition of ten unguided 2 minute exposures, CCDSharped, and DDPed.