Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC5986 (Globular Cluster in Lupus)

Date & Time: Feb 22 2002, 28:17 JST(+0900), 25min. Exp.
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Camera: VIXEN VX-1
Film: Konica New Centuria 800
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

NGC5986 / Globular Cluster, type VII
R.A.15h 46m 5.9s (2000.0)
Dec.-37° 47' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size9.8'
Real SizeN/A
NGC5986 is a medium-sized globular cluster positioned in lower southern summer sky just west of the Milky Way. The region is equivalent to the throat of wolf. The cluster has a visual diameter of 10 arc minutes and a brightness of 7th magnitude, and has fairly sparse stellar density, can be seen individual stars near the central region of the cluster.



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