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Messier 53 (NGC5024) Facts

Messier 53 (NGC5024) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 58000 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 also 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.

The Globular Cluster's location is 13:12.9 (R.A.) and +18:10 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 8.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 13.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(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 (NGC5024)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id53
NGC Id5024
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right Ascension13:12.9
Declination+18:10
Distance (Lt.Yr)58000
Apparent Dimension13.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1775
DiscovererJohann Elert Bode


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