M5 (NGC 5904)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Globular Cluster Serpens 15h18.6 +02°05' 20' 6.1 24.5 Kly

Messier 5 or M5 (also designated NGC 5904) is a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens. Its distance is about 24,500 light-years from Earth and the cluster contains more than 100,000 stars, as many as 500,000 according to some estimates.


M5, NGC 5904

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
March 25, 2003 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP