M5

Posted: September 13, 2013 in Astronomy
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M5b

M5a

M5 (aka NGC5904) is a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens. it is 24,000 light years from Earth and can be observed with binoculars or a small telescope. At 13 billion years old, it is estimated be one of the oldest globular clusters in the Milky Way. Estimates of the number of stars contained within the cluster vary considerably from 100,000 to half a million.

photos taken using the Bradford robotic telescope.

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