Alt. Designations: NGC 5024
Object Type: Globular Cluster
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Distance: 58 mly
Right Ascension: 13h 12m 55.3s
Declination: +18° 10´ 11"
Visual Magnitude: 7.7
Apparent Dimension: 13.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Mar

A distant globular cluster can be found within the Coma Berenices constellation. This is M53. It is among the more distant globulars, situated about 60,000 light-years from the galactic center. This would put it at about 62,000 light-years from Earth. The cluster has a diameter of around 250 light-years. M53 has a magnitude of 7.7, which makes it a good target for binoculars. Viewing through a telescope will show the intricate glittery structure that is the trademark of most globular clusters.