M53 and NGC 5053 | Enrico Africa

Enrico Africa
Location of photo
Rancho Hidalgo, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo
April 2011
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.
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
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