The globular cluster M 5

Image of M 5
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 15 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 5 will become visible around 21:37 (EDT), 44° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 02:05.

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Name M 5
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
NGC 5904[3]
Mel 133[4]
Constellation:Serpens Caput
Magnitude:5.70 (V) [4]
7.34 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):1.39
Right ascension:15h18m [3]
Declination:+02°04' [3]
Distance:7.5 kpc
24.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-8.68
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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
11 May 2029  –  M5 is well placed






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