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Observation by Mark Phillips: M5 Globular in Serpens

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Mark Phillips


Mark Phillips


2020 Apr 15 - 22:54


2020 Apr 16 - 11:27



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Serpens Caput

Field centre

RA: 15h18m
Dec: +02°04'
Position angle: +3°11'

Field size

0°35' × 0°26'

  • 250mm f4.8 OO Newtonian
  • Atik 460EX @-15C
  • Baader RGB filters 1x1
  • Capture: APT
  • Processing: APP, Photoshop

10x180s each RGB


Edinburgh, UK

Target name

M5 (NGC 5904)


M5 Globular in Serpens

About this image

Finishing an imaging session and noticed M5 rising in the east. One of the few Messier globulars I haven't imaged yet so decided to stay awake for another couple of hours and capture this. Seeing was very steady - unusual for here - and so stars are sharp right down to the core.

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