M53, Globular Cluster
M53, or NGC 5025 is a globular cluster in Coma Berenices. It is a sphere of stars 200 light years in diameter and 56,000 light years from Earth. It is very compact and bright in the center.

July 7, 2002, 9:15 pm
Onizuka Visitor Information Station, Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Takahashi FSQ-106, f/5
Clear filter 450s