NGC 5824 was one of the bright objects that Eric Graff had proposed observing in the southern sky. It was a beautiful globular. Through Eric’s scope, I thought I could detect some granularity in it. But when I made the observation later through my scope, I didn’t notice this effect. The core was strongly condensed, and seemed to be somewhat off-center–hovering closer to the southwest side. The diameter I noticed was somewhere around 1.5 arcminutes.
NGC 5824 was discovered by EE Barnard in 1886.
NGC 5824 is also catalogued as NGC 5834, GCL 31, ESO 387-SC001, h 1900, GC 4036
|Classification||Globular Cluster (1)|
|Position*||Lupus [RA: 15:03:58.5 / Dec: -33:04:04]|
|Date/Time||May 12, 2007 – 12:45 AM
(May 12, 2007 – 07:45 UT)
|Observing Loc.||Cinder Hills Overlook, Sunset Crater National Monument, AZ|
|Instrument||Orion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)|
|Eyepieces/Mag.||10 mm (120X)|
|Conditions||Mostly clear, breezy|
|Transparency||~ Mag 6.8 NELM|
*Based on published data.