Basic object information

Object name: M 5
Object type: Globular cluster
Magnitude: 5.7
Size: 23.0'
Object classification: V
Description: !!,vB,L,eCM,eRi
Notes: st mags 11...;superb cluster

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 15h 18m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +2 05' 00"

Constellation: Serpens

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 26/27.4.2006 2:00

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 31
Visuality: I
Weather: -3C

Stars, stars and more stars! Impossible to draw every star on the right place. There are 1000+ stars visible at the same time. Whole cluster is highly granular, a clear darker area on the east side of core.