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(IAAC) Obj: M 5 = NGC 5904 - Inst: 8" f/6 Newton, alt-az mount



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Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 6-25-1998  22.25 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Holland (Lat 52.09 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" f/6 Newton, alt-az mount
Magnification: 49, 98, 203, 244
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M 5 = NGC 5904
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag 5.8  size 17'
Position: RA 15:18  DEC +02:05
Description:
At 49X this cluster was easily found. A few stars were resolved with one very
bright star to the SW.
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At high powers this is a grand cluster in the 8". It appears very large and
round with a bright center. Fully resolved right to the core, the stars appear
to form arms that radiate from the center outwards arcing around the cluster.
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My logs of M5, M12 and M10 may have been sent twice as I have had some
troubles sending these web forms.
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