Location of photoRancho Hidalgo, New Mexico
Date/Time of photoApril 2011
EquipmentTakahashi TOA-130F with flattener on an Astro-Physics 1200GTO mount. SBIG STL-6303 camera with STL-FW8 filter wheel and Astrodon LRGB filters. Self-guided using the STL-6303's built-in guide chip, positioned via an Astrodon Takometer camera rotator.
DescriptionM53 and NGC 5053 in Coma Berenices come closest to being a double-globular cluster counterpart to the glorious Double Cluster in Perseus. I managed to snag this pair last April from my remote site at Rancho Hidalgo in New Mexico.
L: 9 x 10 minutes Binned 1x1
R: 5 x 10 minutes Binned 1x1
G: 5 x 10 minutes Binned 1x1
B: 5 x 10 minutes Binned 1x1