Antilhue - Chile

NGC 5824 in Lupus
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Image Data

Designation NGC 5824,  Bennett 67
Object type Globular cluster
Coordinates 15 h 04 min    - 33° 04'   Lupus  (Lup)
Description NGC5824  is a globular cluster located in Lupus, the Wolf, near the Centaurus border.  Of strongly condensed type, its description reads:  fairly bright (mag 9),  small (6.2 arcsecs) and with a stellar nucleus. Individual stars are mag 15.5 and fainter, a challenge to resolve for a 12" telescope under good conditions. It is an impressive 110 000 light years distant. 

Click on the image for a higher resolution version.  The field of view is  37 x 25 arcminutes with north towards the top.

Exposure NRGB 50:16:16:16 min @ -25°C ;  all exposures unbinned, no filter on luminance
Camera SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik Type 2 RGB filterset  -  selfguided
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  PixInsight V.1,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 05Jun2005 @ 01:30 UTC
Conditions Transparency 8/10,  Seeing 5/10, Temperature  + 8°C