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Object Type: Globular
Cluster (Class V)
M5 is located at a distance
of 24,500 light-years, and is one of the larger globular clusters in our galaxy with a
diameter of about 165 light-years.
14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
Exposures: LRGB: L 6 x 6 minutes, binned 2x2: R 10 x 6 minutes: G 10
x 6 minutes: B 10 x 6 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: May 31 and June 7, 2008
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Individual exposures were sigma combined. The RGB image was created in
Registar 1.0. Smart Sharpen was applied to the luminance image. Noise reduction was
applied to both the luminance and RGB images. A copy of the RGB image was combined with
the original using Soft Light to enhance color.