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 Cambridge , M 5 will become visible around 20:59 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 37° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:39.

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Name M 5
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5904
Mel 133
Constellation:Serpens Caput
Magnitude:5.70 (V) [3]
7.34 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.39
Right ascension:15h18m [2]
Declination:+02°04' [2]
Distance:7.5 kpc
24.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-8.68
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

11 May 2021  –  M5 is well placed
12 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
12 May 2026  –  M5 is well placed
12 May 2027  –  M5 is well placed
11 May 2028  –  M5 is well placed




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