Description of object: NGC 5053 is a loose and fairly distant globular cluster. It can be found in Coma Berenices less than one degree from cluster M53.
Image Information: 22:30 April 15, 2002. This image was created from eight stacked images all with 30-second exposures.
Moon Illumination: 11%
Telescope and Camera Information: Meade 12in. f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain with an Apogee AP6E CCD camera.