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, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
DesignationNGC 5694
Right Ascension14h 39m 36.5s
Declination-26° 32' 16"
Diameter4.3 arcmin
Visual magnitude10.2 mag
Metric Distance35.000 kpc
Dreyer DescriptioncB, cS, R, psbM, r, * 9.5 sp
Identification, RemarksGCL 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.

Chart Globular Cluster NGC 5694
Globular Cluster NGC 5694 in constellation Hydra. Chart created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. [149, 160]

Visual Observation

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147Aladin Lite; (2020-12-23)
149SkySafari 6 Pro, Simulation Curriculum;
160The STScI Digitized Sky Survey;
277«Historische Deep-Sky Kataloge» von Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke; (2021-02-17)
313«A New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, being the Catalogue of the late Sir John F.W. Herschel, Bart., revised, corrected, and enlarged» Dreyer, J. L. E. (1888); Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society. 49: 1–237; Bibcode:1888MmRAS..49....1D
463«Catalogue of one thousand new nebulae and clusters of stars» William Herschel, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1 January 1786; DOI:10.1098/rstl.1786.0027