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Date/Location May 22, 2017 KEASA Observatory, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
Camera and Settings SBIG STF-8300C CCD Camera -10°C
Telescope Stellarvue SV70T 70mm f/6 apochromatic refractor with 0.8x focal reducer/field flattener
Mount Paramount MyT
Exposure 40 minutes (4 x 10 min)
Processing CCDOpts, Images Plus 5.75, Photoshop CS5
Other M53 - mag. 7.6, 21.8 arc minute diamter globular cluster. NGC5053 - mag. 9.5, 14.0 rc minute diameter globular cluster. Both reside in the constellation Coma Berenices, near Alpha Comae Berenices (brightest star above).
M53 and NGC5053
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