Messier 5 (NGC 5904) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 24500 light years away in the constellation of Serpens.
It is referred to as M(5) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(5904) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.
The Globular Cluster's location is 15:18.6 (R.A.) and +02:05 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 5.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 7 with an apparent dimension of 23.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M5,NGC5904) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1702 by Gottfried Kirch. It's location is RA(15:18.6), Dec(+02:05) and its distance is calculated 24.5 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 5.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 23.0.
|Name||Messier 5 (NGC 5904)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1702|