Object: Globular cluster NGC 5053 Constell :COM RA: 13h 16.4m Decl: +17° 42' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 9.8m Size: 10.5' Type: 11 Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Hartola, Finland Date/Time: 12./13.4.1994, 23.25 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 63x Filter: Field: 30' NE Lim.mag: 6.0m Background sky: 2 Seeing: 2 Weather: Faint aurorae N, no Moon, a few °C below 0. Brightness: 4 Alt: Description: Faint but easily visible. Very little concentrated. Diam. about 3'. About 10 stars were faintly visible at 133x. (The cluster was almost lost due to a very low surface brightness at this magn.) Two slightly brighter stars were seen: one near the center and another on the SW edge.