The globular cluster M 5

Image of M 5
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 17 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), M 5 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 01:05, when it rises 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:19, 53° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:46, 52° above your southern horizon.

Name M 5
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5904
Mel 133
Constellation:Serpens Caput
Brightness (V):Mag 5.8
Right Ascension:15h18m
Distance:7.5 kpc
24.4 klyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-8.58
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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