Description of object: At a distance of over 18,000 parsecs M53 is one of the most distant globulars imaged on these pages. It can be found in Coma Berenices less than a degree from the also quite distant NGC 5053.
Image Information: 22:20 April 15, 2002. The above image was created from fourteen stacked images all with 10-second exposures.
Moon Illumination: 11%
Telescope and Camera Information: Meade 12in. f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain with an Apogee AP6E CCD camera.