NGC 5824

Globular Cluster NGC 5824, class I, in Lupus

Distance from Sun:
104.6 kly
Distance from Galactic Center:
84.4 kly
Apparent Diameter:
6.2 arc min
9.09 mag vis
Radial Velocity:
-27.5 +/- 1.5 km/s
Abs. Mag:
-8.85 Mag vis
Discovered by James Dunlop on May 10, 1826.
Independently rediscovered by E.E. Barnard on June 29, 1884.

This globular cluster was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826 and cataloged by him as Dun 611. Due to some unknown reason, it was not found, observed or cataloged by John Herschel and thus missed that astronomer's General Catalogue: Dunlop's discovery remained unidentified and unacknowledged until Glen Cozens of Australia could verify it in the 1990s. Consequently, E.E. Barnard found it independently in 1884, in time to get it included in J.L.E. Dreyer's NGC.

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