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Contains:  M 5, NGC 5904, The star 5Ser
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            Kurt Zeppetello

Technical card

Resolution: 3016x2224

Dates:June 14, 2016

Frames: 47x60" ISO800

Integration: 0.8 hours

Darks: ~6

Bias: ~5

Avg. Moon age: 9.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.07%

Temperature: 26.00 job: 1124623

RA center: 229.624 degrees

DEC center: 2.075 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.477 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.526 degrees

Field radius: 0.768 degrees

Locations: Happy Frog Observatory, Monroe, Connecticut, United States


M5 is a large Globular Cluster located some 25,000 light-years from Earth and contains at least 100,000 stars. It is 165 light-years across and about 13 billion years old making almost as old as the universe. This represents the 24th Messier object on my quest of all 110 Messier objects with the ED80. Note the very bright star near M5 is 5-Ser.



Kurt Zeppetello
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Sky plot

Sky plot




            Kurt Zeppetello