NGC 5824

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NGC 5824
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NGC 5824, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension15h 3m 58.6s[1]
Declination–33° 04′ 07″[1]
Distance104.4 kly
Apparent magnitude (V)9.09
Apparent dimensions (V)6.2'
Physical characteristics
Metallicity = –1.60[2] dex
Estimated age12.80 Gyr[2]
Other designationsESO 387-SC 001[1]
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 5824 is a globular cluster in the constellation Lupus, almost on its western border with Centaurus. Astronomers James Dunlop (1826), John Herschel (1831) and E.E. Barnard (1882) all claim to have independently discovered the cluster. It is condensed and may be observed with small telescopes, but larger apertures are required to resolve its stellar core.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 5824. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
  2. ^ a b Forbes, Duncan A.; Bridges, Terry (May 2010), "Accreted versus in situ Milky Way globular clusters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 404 (3): 1203–1214, arXiv:1001.4289, Bibcode:2010MNRAS.404.1203F, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16373.x.
  3. ^ "NGC 5824 [Archive]". Retrieved June 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "Deep-Sky Wonders". Sky & Telescope: 226. August 1992.

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Coordinates: Sky map 15h 03m 58.6s, −33° 04′ 07″