M5 (Globular cluster)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 15 arcminutes across.
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From Washington , M5 is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 01:07, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:25, 54° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:04, 53° above your southern horizon.

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Name M5
Object type Globular cluster
Other names
Right ascension:15h18m [3]
Declination:+02°04' [3]
Constellation:Serpens Caput
Magnitude:5.70 (V) [4]
7.34 (B) [3]
Distance:7.5 kpc
24.4 klyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):1.39
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-8.68
Visibility from Washington

All times shown in Washington local time.

11 May 2024  –  Messier 5 is well placed
11 May 2025  –  Messier 5 is well placed
12 May 2026  –  Messier 5 is well placed
12 May 2027  –  Messier 5 is well placed
11 May 2028  –  Messier 5 is well placed
11 May 2029  –  Messier 5 is well placed
12 May 2030  –  Messier 5 is well placed
12 May 2031  –  Messier 5 is well placed





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