NGC5897 in Libra
(RA 15h 17.4m , Dec. -21°01', 8.6 mag., 12.6 arcmin.)
This large and faint globular cluster in Libra is located just 5°15' NNE of s Librae (see finder chart below).
The above image was taken on May 10, 2002 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f3.0 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC CCD camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. This image is composed of ten white integrations (120 sec. each) as well as cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered exposures (3 x 120 sec. each) combined using AIP4WIN. Color image was adjusted in Lab color space using Corel PhotoPaint 8.
North is to the left.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 7°45'. North is up.
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© Jan Wisniewski