Messier 5. NGC 5904

Click on the image for a full resolution version   Messier 5 is one of the 29 globular clusters included by Charles Messier in his famous catalog. It contains at least 100,000 stars and has a magnitude of +6.65. Discovered by the German astronomer Gottfried Kirch in 1702, Messier included it in his catalog as … Continue reading Messier 5. NGC 5904