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Messier Catalog M5

M5 (NGC 5904)

Messier M5 (NGC 5904) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Serpens Caput, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M5 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 5.8*, and can be viewed with naked eye (just barely). It is 17.4' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 5904
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 5.8
      1. Viewing:
      2. naked eye (just barely)
      1. Size:
      2. 17.4'
      1. RA:
      2. 15h 18.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. 2 5'
      1. Season:
      2. mid-summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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