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Messier 53 (M53, NGC5024)


Messier 53 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 58 light years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It is referred to as M(53) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(5024) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Messier 53 was discovered in 1775 by Johann Elert Bode. The Globular Cluster's location is 13:12.9 (R.A.) and +18:10 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 13.0 .

(M53,NGC5024) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1775 by Johann Elert Bode. It's location is RA(13:12.9), Dec(+18:10) and its distance is calculated 58 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 13.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 53
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id53
NGC Id5024
ConstellationComa Berenices
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension13:12.9
Declination+18:10
Distance (Lt.Yr)58
Visual Brightness7.6
Apparent Dimension13.0
Apparent Magnitude8
Year of Discovery1775
DiscovererJohann Elert Bode