M5, NGC 5904

Noirlab_noao-02216_1024

noirlab_noao-02216 June 30th, 2020

Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

M5, or NGC5904, a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens, as seen by the KPNO 4-m telescope in 1975. This large cluster is amongst the most massive in orbit around our Galaxy, at about two million times the mass of the Sun. At a distance of about 26000 light-years, M5 is about 13 billion years old.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02216/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M5 NGC 5904
Noirlab_noao-02216_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 15h 17m 51.3s
DEC = 2° 2’ 10.6”
Orientation
North is 2.2° CCW
Field of View
29.9 x 23.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Serpens
Noirlab_noao-02216_1280
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ID
noao-02216
Subject Category
Subject Name
M5, NGC 5904
Credits
NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:14
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02216/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
229.4636264, 2.036276436
Reference Dimension
2500.0, 2000.0
Reference Pixel
2112.770355, 824.2822723
Scale
-0.000201, 0.000199
Rotation
2.197722864
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-02216
Metadata Date
2022-09-12T14:56:38.455784
Metadata Version
1.1
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