Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5694 (Globular Cluster in Hydra)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 20 2004, from 27:11 to 27:16 JST(+0900)
|Composed 2 shots with 4 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
|Location: ||Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto|
NGC5694 is a small globular cluster in eastern edge of Hydra.
You can find the cluster out by tracing about 5.5 degrees WSW from sigma Librae.
The cluster has a diameter of only 3.6 arc minutes and a visual brightness of 10th magnitude.
And the distance to the cluster is 105 thousand light years, very far as for globular cluster.
|NGC5694 / Globular Cluster, type VII|
|R.A.||14h 39m 36.0s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-26° 32' 00" (2000.0)|
|Real Size||110 light yrs.|
|Distance||105 thousand light yrs.|