Messier 5 (M 5)

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 5 in the constellation Serpens Caput.

 

Introduction

The globular star cluster M 5 in the constellation Serpens Caput is the brightest of its kind in the northern hemisphere, next to - or following - the globular star cluster M 13 in Hercules. In binoculars it appears, according to Stoyan, as a round nebula. However, I was not able to confirm this (but I was able to see M 13 in my 8 x 20 binoculars).

Size: 6' / 12' (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Distance: 25,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: **** (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 5 is located in constellation Serpens Caput (Head of the Serpent)

 

My Own Observations

Autumn 2016

Observations May 2017

I approached M 5 in Mühlhausen / Kraichgau in May 2017 with the Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS on the GoTo mount:

 

References

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