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

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.
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag 5.8  size 17'
Position: RA 15:18  DEC +02:05
At 49X this cluster was easily found. A few stars were resolved with one very
bright star to the SW.
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.
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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