Messier 5 (M5) is a bright globular cluster can be seen in the northern constellation Serpens.
The cluster located at a distance of 24,500 light years from Earth, in the galactic halo of the Milky Way. It is designation as NGC 5904 in the New General Catalogue.
M5 has an apparent magnitude of 6.65, and it can be seen without binoculars, only under extremely dark skies and it only viewed as a faint star near the star 5 Serpentis. M5 revealed as a fuzzy patch of light with binocular, and it will show a bright glowing core on a small telescopes.