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 / Globular Cluster, type VII
R.A.14h 39m 36.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-26° 32' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.6'
Real Size110 light yrs.
Distance105 thousand light yrs.
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.


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