Globular Cluster NGC 5694

NGC 5694
NGC 5694: Section of PanSTARRS DR1 color [147]


On 22 May 1784 the German-British astronomer William Herschel discovered a «faint nebula» which he cataloged as II 196 and noted: «Pretty bright, small, nearly round, brighter in the middle, resolvable.» [463] John L. E. Dreyer add this object as NGC 5694 in his «New General Catalogue» appeared in 1888. [313]

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Designation NGC 5694
Type GCL (VII)
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 14h 39m 36.5s
Declination (J2000.0) -26° 32' 16"
Diameter 4.3 arcmin
Visual magnitude 10.2 mag
Metric Distance 35.000 kpc
Dreyer Description cB, cS, R, psbM, r, * 9.5 sp
Identification, Remarks GCL 29, ESO 512-SC10

Finder Chart

The globular cluster NGC 5694 can be found in the eastern part of the constellation Hydra, under the claws of the scorpion, today kown as constellation Libra. The best viewing time is March to June, when it is close to the meridian at night and highest in the sky.

Finder Chart Globular Cluster NGC 5694
Globular Cluster NGC 5694 in constellation Hydra. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

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