Globular Cluster ... Messier 5
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Added July 14, 2018 ...
This cluster is estimated to be 13 billion years old. M5 is one of the oldest Milky Way globular clusters. It's estimated to contain at least 500,000 stars. This cluster is about 24,500 light-years away. M5 is high overhead at 11 pm in middle July. I took this picture Saturday night (July 14, 2018) under a partly cloudy sky.

The Techy Stuff ... For those who want to know ...
Telescope: Celestron 11" Edge HD with 0.7X Field reducer
Camera: Canon T7i
Filter: Orion Skyglow City Light Pollution Suppression
Capture Software: Backyard EOS 3.1.16 Classic Edition
Exposure: 1600 ISO at 120 seconds per frame
15 Subframes
10 Dark Frames
Stacked and Processed in PixInsight
Post processing in Photoshop CC
Telescope Mount: CGEM ii
Guiding: PHD2 with Orion Starshoot camera
Outside temperature: 79F at midnight
Location: My Heavenly Backyard ... Savannah, GA

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