M53 (NGC 5024)
Object Type: Globular Cluster
RA: 13h 12m 55s
Dec: +18° 10' 10"
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm
Charts for 100mm Binocular (2.5° aperture circle). Click on a chart to print it.
M53 lies in the same field as α Com (Diadem).
What You Should See:
This is a relatively large globular. Although it is not as bright as the "famous" ones (M13, ω Cen), and requires the magnification of a telescope to resolve any stars out of it, it is quite large and is easily seen as a diaphanous glow surrounding a dense core.