(IAAC) Obj: M5 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/08/03 3h36 UT
Location of site: Coaticook (Qc), Canada (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M5
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: V
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag 5.8  size 19.9'
Position: RA 15:18.6  DEC 02:05
In Serpens Caput, at ~ 7¾° S-W of Unukalhai. In spite of its low height above the horizon, M5 is a splendid globular cluster, visible with direct vision. Its center is very brilliant but is not stellar in appearance. With averted vision, the halo extends little around the center. What is particularly visible with 9x63 binos, it is the high degree of concentration of the object.
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