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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

What’s Up - M 5 in Serpens

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:15 PM

Thanks Steve. I've always considered M5 to be the "best" northern globular, rather than M13.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

Nice article, as always. M5 is a favorite of mine.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:06 PM

Nice article. Tonight M5 stole to mostly cloudy show.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:08 AM

Mike;

I usually don't get into the "who is best" discussion. But, what I can say is that if you are making a list of the best 10 globulars in the sky and either M 5 or M 13 is not on the list, you made a bad list.

Thanks for the nice comments;
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:38 PM

M5 is one of those globular clusters that appears "3D" in my 12.5 inch Obsession, even though I'm viewing with only one eye. Has anyone else observed this phenomena?

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:20 PM

Robert;

I agree that there is a "3D" effect to many of the brightest globulars in the sky, particularly the ones with long, curved chains of stars that make their way out from the core.

Clear skies;
Steve Coe

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 12:14 AM

M5 gets a big WOW in a C9.25 at 235X.
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