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NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster

NGC 5053 is a Globular Cluster in the Coma Berenices constellation. NGC 5053 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

NGC 5053
Globular Cluster
Coma Berenices
  • NGC 5053 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 31° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 9.96, NGC 5053 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of NGC 5053

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5053 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

9.96

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of NGC 5053

The following table reports NGC 5053 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5053 is a visual representation of it.
4.8 arcmin
4.8 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5053

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5053 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5053 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.8 arcmin) and minor (4.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5053

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5053 are provided in the following table:

13h 16m 27s
+17° 41’ 51”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5053 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster.

Finder chart NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5053 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.3°
Max altitude: 56.2°
Azimuth: 287.7°
NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom