M53 and NGC 5053 | Enrico Africa

Photographer
Enrico Africa
Email
eja24601@yahoo.com
Location of photo
Rancho Hidalgo, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo
April 2011
Equipment
Takahashi 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.
Description
M53 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. Exposure Details: 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
Website
www.skiesbyafrica.com