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M5

M5

Vision In Time Observatory - Peoria, AZ

A Globular Cluster in Serpens. First located in 1705 by a German Astronomer named Kirch. We think this cluster is about 26,500 light years away with more than 500 stars grouped in the central core of the globular cluster.

The light from the central core is so bright that it makes it difficult to resolve the stars in the cluster into individual stars. This image was taken with the LX200 10"telescope at prime focus F-10 with a Meade 416 CCD and a 616 color wheel. What you see here are: 5 red, 5 green, 5 blue and 5 clear filtered images each exposed at twenty seconds. Then all images are stacked to get a color image as seen Note the red, blue and orange stars in the image.

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