NGC 5053ngc5053


Globular Cluster in Coma Berenices
NGC 5053
Mag 9.8
GC Class XI


30/04/13
The merest hint, possibly
In the right place

30/06/14
Perhaps just the slight hint of haze of this Mag 9.8 Globular Cluster, just out of the FOV of M53 in 25mm

15/04/15
Just the merest hint of this very faint Globular Cluster in moments of better than poor seeing!
No resolution at all and in fact easier to 'feel' in 25mm rather than 12mm
This is supposed to be the most intrinsically faint of all the Globular Clusters in the Milky Way so not surprising it is hard to spot!

21/04/15
An even harder to detect Globular Cluster than NGC 5466, viewed on the same evening
Perhaps just a hint in 12mm with inverted vision and moving the FOV