|Optics||Borg ED101 at f/5.7|
|Filters||Baader Halpha LRGB|
|Date||March 12 -May 22, 2010|
|Sky Conditions||mag 5 sky|
|Exposure||LRGB = 169,70,90,60min
total: 4h 49min
8x20min and 3x3min for Luminance
|Programs used||CCDStack, Registar, Photoshop CS4|
M5 is a slightly elongated globular cluster and is thought to be one of the oldest globular clusters with an age
of about 13 billion years. Its diameter of about 165 light years makes it to one of the larger globular clusters.
Being about 24'500 light years away, M5 has a diameter of 23 arc minutes in the sky.
More information on this fascinating cluster can be found here and here.