Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  M 5  ·  NGC 5904  ·  The star 5Ser
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Messier 5 - globular cluster in Serpens, 



    
        

            Michael S.
Messier 5 - globular cluster in Serpens
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Messier 5 - globular cluster in Serpens

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Messier 5 - globular cluster in Serpens, 



    
        

            Michael S.
Messier 5 - globular cluster in Serpens
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Messier 5 - globular cluster in Serpens

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Lacerta Newtonian without name 10"

Imaging cameras: NIKON D5300a

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ8 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher finderscope 9x50

Guiding cameras: Lacerta M-Gen II Camera

Focal reducers: Pal Gyulai GPU Koma Korrector

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Hartmut V Bornemann Flux  ·  Hartmut Bornemann GAME

Accessory: LACERTA MGEN Autoguider, V 2.30


Dates:April 25, 2017March 31, 2019

Frames:
28x300" (2h 20')
10x600" (1h 40')

Integration: 4h

Darks: 24

Flats: 30

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 26.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.97%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.90

Temperature: 12.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2656050

RA center: 15h18m35s.3

DEC center: +02°0148

Pixel scale: 1.588 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.542 degrees

Field radius: 0.663 degrees


Resolution: 2500x1666

Locations: My lovely garden, J-City, Burgenland, Austria

Data source: Backyard

Description

Maybe not known by everyone - Messier 5 is the biggest cluster in the northern hemisphere with 23'' compared to the Hercules globular cluster with 20'', but later is brighter.

;-)

I've put together small data from 2017 with recently acquired data in 2019.

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Messier 5 - globular cluster in Serpens, 



    
        

            Michael S.