Messier 5 (M 5)

Introduction | Map | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the globular star cluster M 5 (NGC 5904) in the constellation Serpens Caput/Head of the Serpent.

 

Introduction

The globular star cluster M 5 in the constellation Serpens Caput/Head of the Serpent is the brightest of its kind in the northern hemisphere, next to - or following - the globular star cluster M 13 in Hercules. In binoculars it appears, according to Stoyan, as a round nebula.

M 5 (NGC 5904)
Size: 6'/12' (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Distance: 25,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: **** (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 5 is located in constellation Serpens Caput/Head of the Serpent - some other globular star clusters are shown as well (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Best Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 5 - May 15, 2020

 

M 5 - May 15, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - May 15, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - May 31, 2020

 

M 5 - May 31, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - May 31, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jun 11, 2020

 

M 5 - Jun 11, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - Jun 11, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jun 10, 2021

 

M 5 - Jun 10, 2021, processed (Polarr)

 

M 5 - Jun 10, 2021, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jul 29, 2021

 

M 5 - Jul 29, 2021, processed

 

M 5 - Jul 29, 2021, processed and sharpened

Vespera

M 5, Jul 31, 2022 - original (29 frames = 290 seconds)

Vespera Pro

      

M 5, Jun 7, 2024 - 2000p (124 frames = 20min)

 

 

 

M 5, Jun 7, 2024 - 1800p (124 frames = 20min), 1:1 section

 

M 5, Jun 7, 2024 - 1800p (124 frames = 20min), 1:1 section, processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations May 2017

Observations June 2019

Observations March to August 2020

Observations June to July 2021

Observations July 2022

Observations June 2024

 

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 5 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 5 - Mar 18, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - Mar 18, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 5 - Mar 18, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - Mar 18, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - May 15, 2020

 

M 5 - May 15, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - May 15, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - May 21, 2020

 

M 5 - May 21, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - May 21, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - May 21, 2020

 

M 5 - May 21, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - May 21, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - May 29, 2020

 

M 5 - May 29, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - May 29, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - May 31, 2020

 

M 5 - May 31, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - May 31, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jun 11, 2020

 

M 5 - Jun 11, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - Jun 11, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jun 12, 2020, disturbed

 

M 5 - Jun 12, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - Jun 12, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jul 3, 2020, sky too bright

 

M 5 - Jul 3, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - Jul 3, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Aug 9, 2020, sky too bright

 

M 5 - Aug 9, 2020, processed

 

M 5 - Aug 9, 2020, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jun 10, 2021

 

M 5 - Jun 10, 2021, processed (Polarr)

 

M 5 - Jun 10, 2021, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jul 17, 2021

 

M 5 - Jul 17, 2021, processed

 

M 5 - Jul 17, 2021, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jul 17, 2021

 

M 5 - Jul 17, 2021, processed

 

M 5 - Jul 17, 2021, processed and sharpened

   

M 5 - Jul 29, 2021

 

M 5 - Jul 29, 2021, processed

 

M 5 - Jul 29, 2021, processed and sharpened

Vespera

M 5, Jul 31, 2022 - original (29 frames = 290 seconds)

Vespera Pro

    

M 5, Jun 4, 2024 - 2000p (15 frames = 150s)

 

M 5, Jun 4, 2024 - 1800p (15 frames = 150s), 1:1 section

      

M 5, Jun 7, 2024 - 2000p (124 frames = 20min)

 

 

 

M 5, Jun 7, 2024 - 1800p (124 frames = 20min), 1:1 section

 

M 5, Jun 7, 2024 - 1800p (124 frames = 20min), 1:1 section, processed