NGC 5986

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NGC 5986
NGC 5986 Hubble WikiSky.jpg
NGC 5986 by Hubble Space Telescope; 3.5′ view
Credit: NASA/STScI/WikiSky
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Class VII[1]
Constellation Lupus
Right ascension 15h 46m 03.00s[2]
Declination –37° 47′ 11.1″[2]
Distance 33.9 kly (10.4 kpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V) 8.0
Apparent dimensions (V) 5'
Physical characteristics
Mass 5.99×105[3] M
Metallicity  = –1.35[4] dex
Estimated age 12.16 Gyr[4]
Other designations ESO 329-SC 018[5]
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 5986 is a globular cluster in the constellation Lupus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shapley, Harlow; Sawyer, Helen B. (August 1927), "A Classification of Globular Clusters", Harvard College Observatory Bulletin (849): 11–14, Bibcode:1927BHarO.849...11S. 
  2. ^ a b Goldsbury, Ryan; et al. (December 2010), "The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. X. New Determinations of Centers for 65 Clusters", The Astronomical Journal, 140 (6): 1830–1837, arXiv:1008.2755Freely accessible, Bibcode:2010AJ....140.1830G, doi:10.1088/0004-6256/140/6/1830. 
  3. ^ a b Boyles, J.; et al. (November 2011), "Young Radio Pulsars in Galactic Globular Clusters", The Astrophysical Journal, 742 (1): 51, arXiv:1108.4402Freely accessible, Bibcode:2011ApJ...742...51B, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/742/1/51. 
  4. ^ 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:1001.4289Freely accessible, Bibcode:2010MNRAS.404.1203F, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16373.x. 
  5. ^ "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 5986. Retrieved 2007-04-06. 


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Coordinates: Sky map 15h 46m 3.4s, −37° 47′ 10″