Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

 

 

Philipp
Salzgeber

Wolfurt / Austria

M53 and NGC 5053

 

 

M53 and NGC 5053 - Two very different globular clusters.

The two globular clusters in this image are very different, while M53 shines at magnitude 7.7, NGC 5053 has only 9.5 mag and is not visible in small telescopes. Despite the very different apperance they are both at about 55000 light years away. That means that they are also very different in physical nature, NGC 5053 is much sparser than a typical globular cluster.


Detail of the image above, M53

Detail of the image above, NGC 5053

High Resolution

 

Telescope:
150mm f/5 Newtonian, Baader MPCC Coma Corrector
Camera
Nikon D200
Exposure:
2x150s, ISO 800
Date:
30th, April 2009
Processing:
Preprocessing (Dark, Flat & Bias correction), Alignment & stacking in IRIS, histogram adjustment curves, color correction in Photoshop.
 


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