NGC 5824

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Observation Notes:

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.

Object Information

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

Subject NGC 5824
Classification Globular Cluster (1)
Position* Lupus [RA: 15:03:58.5 / Dec: -33:04:04]
Size* 6.2′
Brightness* 9.1 vMag
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
Seeing 4/10
Transparency ~ Mag 6.8 NELM
*Sources NGC/IC Project

*Based on published data.