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Catalogue and alternative designations

NGC 5927

Type Globular Cluster
Position 15 28 01, -50 40 23
Constellation Norma
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details Standard LRGB image with Luminance = 130 minutes, Red = Green = Blue = 60 minutes, Luminance unbinned, Colours binned 2x2
Description NGC 5927 was discovered by Dunlop in 1826 and also observed by John Herschel in 1824. It is a relatively bright cluster with an apparent magnitude of 8.86. The concentration class is 8 so it's fairly loosely structured and its estimated distance is 25,100 light years. NGC 5927 is relatively metal rich for a globular cluster