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Resolution: 5198x3542

Astrometry.net job: 1558734

RA center: 229.634 degrees

DEC center: 2.050 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.338 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -148.609 degrees

Field radius: 2.916 degrees

Locations: Home Roof Observatory, Nicosia, N/A, Cyprus

Description

Discovered in 1702 by Gottfried Kirch in the constellation Serpens, Messier 5 is a 13 billion-year old Globular Star Cluster spanning a colossal 165-light-years in diameter. It contains as many as 500,000 stars and is about 25 thousand light years away from us.

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