Antilhue - Chile

NGC 5927
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Image Data

Designation NGC 5927,  Bennett 69
Object type Globular cluster
Coordinates 15h 28 min    - 50° 40'   Lupus  (Lup)
Description In an area with considerable stellar absorption, NGC 5927 shines at mag 8.3 amidst a fine starry field of the far southern constellation of Lupus (the Wolf).  It is broadly compressed and contains stars of mag 15 and fainter.  Distance is about 24.000 light years.

Click here or on the image to see NGC 5927 in higher resolution.  The field of view is  37 x 25 arc minutes.  North is up (0°).

Exposure NRGB 40:20:20:20 min @ -20°C ;  all exposures unbinned, no filter on luminance
Camera SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik Type 2 filterset  -  selfguided
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Sigma Pre Beta 11,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 20Jul2006 @ 00:30 UTC
Conditions Transparency 8/10,  Seeing 6-7/10, Temperature  + 15°C, wind