as of 01/22/2022 2:33 p.m.
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|Size||17.400 arc min|
|Catalog Designations||NGC5904, M5|
|Discovered||1702 Gottfried Kirch|
The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!
The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.
The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.
Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.
While in the area, I couldn't help but take another look at mighty M5. This is one of the most beautiful globular clusters I have ever seen. It's bright enough to accept the small 9mm eyepiece which brings out a plethora of stars without losing much to the FOV.
Another brilliant globular. In the wide field, there appeared to be 2 areas of greater luminosity: the main globular as well as some smaller object to the side. Once I plopped in the high power eyepiece, I was able to see that the second area of luminosity was just concentrated brighter stars. This globular has a large number of resolvable stars, mostly concentrated around the edges. Not the easiest to find due to the lack of many very bright stars in the vicinity.
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