(IAAC) Obj: M53 - Inst: 10" LX200, F/10


Observer: Jeffrey Edmonds
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01:15 CT, 14 June 1999
Location of site: Konza Prairie, Kansas (Lat 39.06, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8.5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" LX200, F/10
Magnification: x96-x202
Object(s): M53
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: class 5
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 7.7  size 12.6'
Position: RA 13:12  DEC +18:106
Fairly bright with a grainy texture. Could not resolve individual stars 
in center. One outlying group could be made out on the NW of cluster. 
Dew was causing some difficulty at this point. 

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