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#1 Dan Crowson

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 11:53 PM

NGC 5897 (ESO 582-SC2 and others) is a Shapley-Sawyer class XI (http://en.wikipedia....entration_Class) globular cluster located approximately 24,100 light-years away in Libra.

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

Imaged on January 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 16th, 2021 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.c...947451/sizes/l/

 

See the link above because the attached image has been down-sampled.

 

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#2 petert913

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 01:10 AM

Nice tight little glob. I’ll look forward to viewing that one. 



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Posted 24 January 2021 - 02:33 AM

Globs are my favorites and you proved why ... thank you for the very nice image.



#4 astroian

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 06:55 AM

A great capture. The stars are nicely resolved and the colours look good all the way into the globular.

Cheers, Ian

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 07:43 AM

That's a great image of a seldom photographed object.

 

In the eyepiece, it is similar to NGC 5466 in Bootes - a low surface brightness globular that is worth seeking!

 

From CdC:

 

Globular Cluster
NGC 5897         GCL  33           
Constellation: Libra
Dimension:   8.7'x  8.7' 
Magnitude:  8.60
Surface Brightness: 13.04
Description:  pF,L,viR,vgbM,rrr
H VI 19

J2000 RA:  15h17m24.00s   DE:-21°01'00.0"
Date  RA:  15h18m37.02s   DE:-21°05'34.2"



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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:28 AM

Nice little globular cluster, Dan!




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