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Astrophotography Gallery > Star Clusters > Globular Cluster M5
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Location: Lemoore, CA
 
Messier 5, also catalogued as NGC 5904, is a globular cluster located in the constellation Serpens. It sits approximately 24,500 light years from Earth and is estimated to be 13 billion years old, making it one of the oldest globular clusters in our galaxy.
 
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Camera: Canon 60D (Stock)
Scope/Lens: Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Guide Scope: Orion ST 80mm f/5 Refractor
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
 
Exposure #1 (RGB):
   45 x 35 Seconds @ ISO 800, f/3.9
   15 Darks, 0 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

 
Integration: 0 Hours, 26 Minutes, 15 Seconds
 
Processing: BackyardEOS, PHD, DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6
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