(IAAC) Obj: M 5 - Inst: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, eq. mount

Observation Poster: Natko Bajic <natkobajic@yahoo.com>
Observer: Natko Bajic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: May, 12th, 2001.
Location of site: Vinisce, near Split, Croatia (Lat 43.5, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, eq. mount
Magnification: 40x, 100x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M 5
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag 5.6  size 17.4'
Position: RA 15:18.6  DEC +02:05
Really beautiful globular at every magnification, nicest on the
northern hemisphere. At 40x very well resolved, even better at
100x. Seems perfectly round with obvious brightening toward its
center. Completely resolved. In the eastern part of the cluster I
could see an arc of five stars brighter than others. In its outer
halo region are several brightest stars in the cluster. There are
some slightly brighter stars in the SE and NW of the
cluster. Sketch is available at the mentioned URL.
Optional related URLs: www.geocities.com/natkobajic
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