Messier Catalog » M5 — NGC 5904

M5, the rose cluster, framed with nearby variable binary 5 Ser.
M5 and 5Ser

M5, the rose cluster, framed with nearby variable binary 5 Ser.

'My friend, I don't always photograph stars, but when I do, I prefer globular clusters.' M5 is a top favorite of mine (M13 holds the #1 spot) and I was excited to image it at 1650mm focal length. You can count the stars! (When William Herschel did it in 1791, he counted 200).
M5

'My friend, I don't always photograph stars, but when I do, I prefer globular clusters.' M5 is a top favorite of mine (M13 holds the #1 spot) and I was excited to image it at 1650mm focal length. You can count the stars! (When William Herschel did it in 1791, he counted 200).

 
RA

15h 18.6m

Dec

2°5

Magnitude

5.6 ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫

Size

17.4

Distance

24,500 light years

Season

☀ Summer

Difficulty

✅ Very Easy