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.