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M5 Globular Cluster
M5 | Messier 5 | NGC 5904
Estimates of the population of this bright globular cluster range from 100,000 to 500,000 stars. The brighter stars 12.2 mV and are are yellow giants, the dimmer background stars are blue. At 165 light years diameter this is one of the largest, and at Class V its core is of medium density.

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23 Jul 2014

15 Mar 2010

Night of:Saturday April 29, 2017
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:12:30 AM | Apr 30, 2017
RA:15h 18m 33s
Declination:+02d 05'
Distance:24,500 light years
Magnitude:+6.7 mV
Camera Settings:
Camera:Celestron NightScape + f/6.3 Reducer
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:983 x 793 pixels (0.8 MP)
23.8' x 19.2'
Exposure:30 sec
Stacked Frames:87
Total Integration:44 minutes
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