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NGC 5927

 GLOBULAR CLUSTER IN LUPUS (THE WOLF)  

(Image centered at: ra 15 h:28 m / dec - 50 40')

 

 

 

April 2022, Sarandi, Gualeguayachu, Entre Rios, Argentina

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Globular Cluster

APPARENT DIAMETER: 9,3 arc minutes 

VISUAL BRIGHTNESS: 8,86

DISTANCE: 25.100 light years

 

IMAGE INFORMATION1

INSTRUMENT: 8" ORION OPTICS UK (Ultra Grade Optics) w/Televue Paracorr working at at f5,75

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS

MOUNT: SKY WATCHER NEQ6, OAG with Starligh Xpress Lodestar

FILTERS: Baader LRGB Set

SKY CONDITIONS: rural skies - humid night

EXPOSURES: LRGB (40.40,40,40)

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

NGC 5927 is located in an area of considerable absorption in the southern east limits of the constellation of Lupus close to the limits with Norma. According to Shapley-Sawyer concentration is classified as Class VIII, being Class I the higher concentrate category and XII the most diffused or less concentrated class and it contains several 15 magnitude stars and dimmer.

The cluster was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop in 1826 from New South Wales, Australia. It was observed by John Herschel in 1834.

NGC 5927 is relative metal rich for a globular cluster and may have multiple generations of stars.