The globular cluster NGC 5897

Image of NGC 5897
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , NGC 5897 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:11, 27° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:14, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name NGC 5897
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Mel 132
Magnitude:8.40 (V) [3]
10.16 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.64
Right ascension:15h17m [2]
Declination:-21°00' [2]
Distance:12.4 kpc
40.4 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-7.07




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