• Constellation: Libra
  • Right Ascension: 15h 17m 24.40s
  • Declination: −21° 00′ 36.4″
  • Distance: 40,000 ly

NGC 5897 is a globular cluster that is a satellite globular of the Milky Way Galaxy. Forming at or before the formation of our galaxy, they typically range in age of 10-12 billion years old. Age is estimated based on the amount of metal located in the stars, which is considered to be anything other than hydrogen and helium. It's measure of metallicity is measured at -1.9 (Fe/H). NGC 5897 has a low density of stars, and using the Sawyer Concentration class which ranges from 1 to 12 (most to least), it is ranked as a low 11. 

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 2600 MM