The globular cluster M 5

Image of M 5
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 15 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 5 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:39 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 39° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:09, 53° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:22, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

Name M 5
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5904
Mel 133
Constellation:Serpens Caput
Magnitude:5.95 (V)[1]
7.34 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.39
Right Ascension:15h18m [1]
Declination:+02°04' [1]
Distance:7.5 kpc
24.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-8.43
11 May 2018  –  M5 is well placed
12 May 2019  –  M5 is well placed
11 May 2020  –  M5 is well placed
11 May 2021  –  M5 is well placed
11 May 2022  –  M5 is well placed
12 May 2023  –  M5 is well placed
11 May 2024  –  M5 is well placed
11 May 2025  –  M5 is well placed




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